Why alluvial flood plains of north Bihar need alternative sanitation system
Flood is a recurring threat to the sustainability of open defecation free status in Bihar. Unique toilets, built on elevation, can show the way ahead
Excreta as resource: Looking at recovery, reuse of faecal sludge in UP
A critical link in faecal sludge and septage management value chain is reuse of by-products generated, which include treated water as well as …
Where do Indians defecate?
Half of India's population defecates in the open. In all probability, they will continue to do so for the next 10 years
People do pay for latrines
India’s sanitation economy to double by 2021
It would be worth $62 billion in three years and the credit would go to Swachh Bharat Mission, say speakers at 18th World Toilet Summit
Lack of toilets, how much it costs India
Inadequate sanitation has economic impacts across sectors like health and tourism; cost the country 53.8 billion USD in 2006
Appetite for sewage
Bacteria feed on pollutants in sewage, kill odour, but are they a complete solution?
Govt shifts focus to sustaining sanitation coverage
The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation prepares a rural sanitation strategy to maintain open-defecation free status and clear up waste issues
Doubts dog toilet-building campaign
Over half a billion, which is nearly half of the country’s population, defecate in the open
ग्रामीण भारत में आज भी महिलाओं के लिए लग्जरी है बाथरूम
आखिर स्वच्छ भारत मिशन के अंतर्गत क्यों नहीं आता बाथरूम, क्या टॉयलेट की तरह बाथरूम का मुद्दा स्वच्छता से जुड़ा नहीं है
उत्तराखंड में एक और शाही शादी ने पर्यावरण संरक्षण पर खड़े किए सवाल
उत्तराखंड के औली में हुई शादी की याद अभी धुंधली नहीं हुई होगी। हरिद्वार में हुई एक और शाही शादी की तस्वीरों ने उत्तराखंड ...
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भारत पर भी अमीर देशों के डंपयार्ड बनने का खतरा मंडरा रहा है
स्वीडन कैसे कचरा मुक्त भराव क्षेत्र वाला देश बना
समान उद्देश्य के लिए काम कर रहे कानून, कार्यान्वयन और समीक्षा की दिलचस्प कहानी
जग बीती: ओडीएफ का सच
Fetching water from miles away increases risk of death: UK study
'Children of women who fetch water in this manner are especially disadvantaged'
Cleaning a dirty patch
There has been a massive spike in constructing toilets in record time in Gonda district. But it remains to be seen whether it would lead to real …
Climate change will increase severe stunting by 55 per cent in Sub-Saharan Africa: report
Sub-Saharan Africa is particularly vulnerable to the health risks of climate change because of weak systems in health, infrastructure and environment
Toilet inside, defecation outside: Govt missing the mark?
Toilets are being constructed at a high rate, but their usage remains a problem
Will centralised waste disposal work for Punjab?
Safe waste disposal is a big challenge for the national sanitation overdrive. Punjab has been experimenting with centralised systems to tackle …
Inaugural issue of Down To Earth Hindi exposes poor progress of Swachh Bharat Mission
Besides pointing out the associated risks of poor sanitation, the analysis also shows the enormous challenge before the NDA government
Globally, one in four children is stunted
India is home to the largest number of stunted children in the world
Facts and figures all you need to know about the state of sanitation in India
India leads the world’s failure story in eradicating open defecation, malnutrition
New WHO-UNICEF report warns that lack of progress on sanitation would undermine gains from access to safe drinking water