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
Towards zero discharge
Two textile cities, Tirupur and Ludhiana, explore ways to stop effluent discharge into streams
How to assess risk of heart disease
A risk chart developed 15 years ago holds the key
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
G20 nations subsidise fossil fuel exploration by $88bn a year: study
Study carried out by US and UK experts is the “most detailed breakdown yet of global fossil fuel subsidies”
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?
World Population Day: call to end India's target-based approach to family planning
Two-child norm is endangering women's lives and skewing sex-ratio, say activists
Cigarettes with additives pollute air more: study
Fifteen chemicals increased by 20 per cent or more in air with the cigarettes