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 …
COVID-19 worsened sanitation workers’ condition globally; WaterAid calls for action
Nearly 44% of respondents from India reported challenges in meeting their daily expenses during COVID-19 lockdowns; situation grim across South …
Swachh Bharat Mission 2: Way ahead for a long-term urban sanitation strategy
State governments need to develop an urban waste water management strategy: A mix of waste water treatment solutions for different towns based on …
Swachh Bharat Mission 2: The pitfalls — and the lure — of centralised urban sanitation system
Tapping nullahs, setting up one-STP without sewerage connectivity is neither a short-term nor a long-term solution for urban towns
Sanitation woes cost Africa 115 lives every hour
New UN study urges African countries to pay special attention to invest in sanitation systems for faecal sludge management
How to sustain municipal sanitation: Delhi’s Aya Nagar offers some lessons
The pilot project is a prototypical model for evolving a sanitation management programme in a high density settlement
स्वच्छ सर्वेक्षण 2020: इंदौर कैसे बन गया भारत का सबसे साफ शहर
देश में लगातार चार बार सबसे साफ शहर का दर्जा पाने वाले इंदौर शहर में आखिर ऐसा क्या हो रहा है कि इसे स्वच्छता ...
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
Two steps ahead
After becoming the first large state to achieve total sanitation, Himachal Pradesh is all geared up to manage its waste and ensure cleanliness. …
India's missing toilets
Government unable to determine exactly how many households don't have toilets
Smells like green spirit
Break the odour
Wanted: technologies to make urinals waterless, stink-free