Swachh Bharat Mission: Sustenance is the mantra
Changing a habit requires time, effort and constant motivation
जग बीती: खुले में शौच मुक्त भारत!
Simply put: Dalit children beaten to death for defecating in open
Swachh Bharat is now about toilets built, not change in attitude: Experts
At a book launch in New Delhi, sanitation experts say the scheme has defeated the purpose of community-led total sanitation approach
Coercive measures under Swachh Bharat Mission impinging on people’s freedom
Due to strict deadline of the SBM, the officials are now trying to coerce communities to stop open defecation and passing stringent laws
Not yet clean
Swachh Bharat Mission completes two years, but India is far from achieving its goal.
Drought hinders efforts to make Maharashtra open defecation-free
The drought scenario in Maharashtra forces us to think what will happen to the ambitious plan of making the state 100 per cent Open Defecation-free
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India even behind Somalia when it comes to safely managing sanitation services
The JMP report also shows significant inequalities in basic drinking water and sanitation services within regions
January 2, 2017, is the 15th death anniversary of Anil Agarwal, founder of the Centre for Science and Environment and Down To Earth. This year, …
How true were PM Modi’s claims made during Independence Day speech?
A probing look into his claims reveals that not all that he said is in sync with the official data
Thirty-year journey to ODF
Sanitation programmes remained a mirage until the government shifted focus to information, education and communication
Simply put: No basic facilities, no vote
Rural poor yet to see benefits of improving sanitation in Tanzania
Open defecation has reduced from 20% in 2012 to 5% in 2017 but benefits have largely gone to the rich
Ethiopia curbed open defecation at fastest rate; what can India learn?
Unlike India, Ethiopia has recognised sanitation as a health problem and focused on behavioural change over toilet construction
The world needs more toilets – but not ones that flush
The invention of the flush toilet was probably one of the most unsustainable innovations in human history
'India’s sanitation crisis is the biggest in the world'
According to Jack Sim, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat movement is a historic moment to transform India into a healthy …
Agriculture, rural jobs, food subsidy need big boost
Will the drubbing it faced in Delhi election and the huge controversy over its land Bill make BJP reconsider its economic thrust areas?
A clean act
Can access to safe drinking water be achieved without access to basic sanitation?
Urban India's deprived lot
India is becoming dominantly urban, and the urban poor, who are increasing in numbers, face exclusion from basic amenities like safe drinking …
Is the Ganga basin drowning in shit?
A slew of loopholes means that the Ganga and its tributaries will continue to receive wastewater and faecal sludge
Swachh Bharat Mission: Persuasion pays off in Uttar Pradesh
Benda village sets an example by achieving ODF status before the state despite facing a severe drought
As ODF deadline nears, govt should focus on key areas
While we near the deadline of October 2, 2019 for ODF, concerns like non-functional toilets, poor sewage and drainage systems, lack of water, and …
In hurry to build 40 toilets a minute, did govt forget about safe sanitation?
CAG reports of Gujarat and Uttarakhand, which are ODF status holders, say many toilets only exist on paper and several are defunct