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
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
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 …
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
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
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?
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 …