Findings of annual rural sanitation survey questionable
The claim of 96.5 per cent rural households having access to toilets with potential usage is somewhat doubtful, especially in a scenario where …
Dalit activists, leaders decry Prime Minister’s ‘Christ-like’ act
It is just a gimmick to fool Dalits whereas their real problems are unaddressed, they say
Rankings of cleanest Indian cities released; Modi’s Varanasi misses Top 10
Two cities from Gujarat—Surat and Rajkot—have made it to the list of the 10 cleanest cities
ODF Plus: Step up or lose
India cannot sustain its next round of sanitation campaign without managing its faecal waste
Swachh Bharat Mission to be a continuing challenge
The fight for open defecation-free status is far from over
Gram panchayats get more funds for Swachh Bharat activities
Mandatory for lowest tier elected bodies to use half the funds allocated under 15th Finance Commission
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
ओडीएफ मध्यप्रदेश में फिर हुई खुले में शौच करते बच्चे की हत्या
पुलिस की जांच में सामने आया है कि पीड़ित और आरोपी दोनों परिवार आसपास रहते थे और दोनों के कच्चे मकान में शौचालय नहीं ...
स्वच्छ भारत मिशन: भ्रम है ओडीएफ भारत का दावा, मैला ढोने को विवश हो सकते हैं लोग
देश को 2015 में बताया में गया था कि अनुमानित 62 हजार एमएलडी सीवेज पैदा होता है जिसमें से महज 18 हजार एमएलडी सीवेज ...
No more N-I-M-B-Y
Our excessive reliance on 'others' to manage 'our' waste has let the situation go out of hand
How clean are our forests?
The inordinate focus on cities and towns seems to suggest that garbage doesn’t occur elsewhere. But that is hardly so
उत्तर प्रदेश में मिशन पूरा पर परिवार से अलग युवाओं के घर में नहीं हैं शौचालय
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बन गए 5 साल में 10 करोड़ शौचालय, लेकिन...
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Swachh Bharat Mission: An outstanding achievement, but challenges remain
Including people who still lack toilets, overcoming partial toilet use and retrofitting sustainably unsafe toilets are some of the massive tasks ahead
Swachh Survekshan 2017 results on May 4; government says signs are ‘encouraging’
Besides covering larger number of cities and towns, this year’s survey also gives more importance to citizen feedback
Swachh Bharat gets a thumbs up
According to the Budget document, SBA for rural sanitation has received Rs 9,000 crore while for urban sanitation, the scheme has a plan outlay …
Back to toilet school
On August 15, the government announced it had achieved the target of building toilets in all schools in India. But are these toilets functional?
Economic Survey low on health; public health infrastructure may take a backseat
The Survey reiterates the government’s commitment to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
Several flagship schemes have faced huge cuts in annual allocation
New mobile app under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to collect data on use of toilets
Details asked by the app not sufficient to give information on proper use of toilets, says expert
Swachh Bharat Mission Phase II guidelines released
Safe toilets, with well managed black and grey water, are the need of the hour, particularly in rural areas
Ugly is the new beautiful
A group of anonymous citizens in Bengaluru is cleaning filthy streets and inspiring change across India
‘Periods don't stop for pandemics, neither should our activism’
Srilekha Chakraborty, the woman behind menstrual health campaign #PeriodsPeCharcha, talks about introducing changes in ways menstrual health is …
No sops for rural Indian
No extra funds for MGNREGA, sanitation; allocations reduced for rural roads and housing programme
Money, money everywhere; not a clean drop to drink
Experts lament the lack of scientific planning and direction for cleaning of rivers in budgets