Global goal, local fight
The success of Swachh Bharat Mission will decide if the world will achieve its goal of being open defecation-free
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
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: What are the barriers for toilet construction
Ability to raise the initial funds, lack of space in urban slums and lack of awareness is hampering the sanitation programme
Budget 2018: To make India open defecation-free, Centre must invest less in building toilets
The focus should be on educating people and building capacity for effective implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission
World Toilet Day: India needs one toilet every two seconds to achieve target by 2019
The need to construct toilets per minute has increased from 35 to 41; target may stretch up to 2035 due to extremely slow pace
Will India get freedom from open defecation?
Skyrocketing numbers on government websites project a doubtful picture of what has been achieved in one year. Read our Independence Day special
Doubts dog toilet-building campaign
Over half a billion, which is nearly half of the country’s population, defecate in the open
Planning Commission's new toilets: lessons for us
The Centre gives India just about eight years to free its villages of open defecation. This seems unlikely. But the states of Sikkim, Haryana and …
Centre gears up to launch revamped sanitation mission
Corporate houses will have a major role in Swacchh Bharat Abhiyan which aims at achieving total sanitation by 2019
India does need toilets more than temples
Modi’s toilet remark has sparked a political row, but no one is paying attention to India’s sanitation challenge
A toilet per second
No toilet at home? Can’t contest local body polls in Bihar, says Nitish
State government to make amendments to the existing Bihar Panchayati Raj Act
Can a cash-on-delivery model work for global aid?
As rich nations try to heal the scars of 2008 global financial crisis through deep budget cuts and protectionist policies, business models like …
Usage of toilets in India is over 95 per cent, reveals new NSSO survey
This finding is, however, from a two-month rapid survey, considered too short by experts
Nadia in West Bengal goes Churu way, achieves open defecation-free tag
Nadia’s campaign, termed “Sabar Souchagar” (toilets for all) was an entirely community-driven idea
Churu says yes to hygiene
The district is all set to become the first in Rajasthan to completely stop open defecation. Will others follow?
Open defecation linked to stunting in Indian children
Research finds 10 per cent increase in open defecation associated with a 0.7 per cent increase in stunting in 112 districts
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
Will access to toilets guarantee women's security in rural India?
The Badaun rape incident shows how vulnerable women are to sexual violence when there are no toilets in homes
MGNREGS won't subsidise rural toilets, says Gadkari
New study shows the small improvement achieved in sanitation between 2001 and 2011 not enough to improve health outcomes
Centre launches bio-toilets to curb open defecation
Around 100,000 toilets to be built in next two years in 300 gram panchayats
Stink over missing toilets: ministry initiates probe
CAG audit may be sought if states fail to disclose correct information, says secretary for drinking water and sanitation
India’s sanitation campaign has not improved health of people: study
Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan did not help reduce exposure to faecal germs and diseases. Will Swachh Bharat Abhiyan fare any better?