To make India open defecation-free (ODF), collaboration between government bodies, civil society organizations and community-based volunteers is essential. Evidence from development programmes—e...
Accountability Initiative finds rural India lacking in awareness of Swachh Bharat schemes.
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HYDERABAD -- A 17-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide today by setting herself afire as she was unhappy over lack of toilet at her house in Nalgonda district of Telangana. The incident occurred...
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What we need to look at now is an extension of the Swachh Bharat vision where we go beyond building basic facilities and look holistically at the sanitation value chain - from containment to treatment and safe disposal/reuse. While toilets are an essential part of overcoming the sanitation challenge, they are the means not the end.
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In Jambagi village in Karnataka's Belagavi district, you can get fined Rs 1,000 if found defecating in the open. And if you catch someone relieving themselves in a public place, you get Rs 500 reward...
Being forced to defecate in open fields drove a 17-year-old girl to suicide on Friday, who had repeatedly begged for a toilet at home. The first year BA student from Jharkhand's Dumka district took th...
Toilets are definitely trending in India. Our mornings either begin with a full-page advertisement for Swachh Bharat in the newspaper or exhortations on radio and television. There is a new-found official and public interest in sanitation. However, many commentators proffer silver bullets that seem commonsensical, but have been tried, tested and discarded. Here we try to dispel five myths that are currently sneaking into policy and practice.