The govt aims to make India open-defecation free by 2019.
The move comes in the wake of recovery of a large amount of fake Indian currency notes in last four months.
As a part of Swachh Bharat.
By Manohar Rao* Alagammal thought a toilet at her home would free up her time that otherwise went in going out far in search of cover for relieving herself every day. Privacy was a big concern for her...
The young people of Shikdamakha in Assam didn't wait for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to set standards in sanitation, which has today resulted in the village being one of the cleanest in the entire count...
The report says that the daily waste produced on the streets of India's towns and cities is enough to fill eight Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Although Bihar has lagged in implementing the Swachh Bharat programme, there is heartening progress in places such as Rohtas, Sitamarhi and Khagaria, where women are driving the change for health and...
In February 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was replying to the Lok Sabha debate on the president's address. While responding to Mulayam Singh Yadav's criticism of his failure to uphold his poll pr...
Accountability Initiative finds rural India lacking in awareness of Swachh Bharat schemes.
"I'd feel bad seeing students standing in a queue."
It is nobody's wish to litter the very street they live on. Neither is it anyone's dream to carry a banana peel for miles before catching a distant glimpse of an overflowing bin. Public dustbins are a vastly understated commodity -- a fact that must be duly recognized.
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Religion, caste and culture have an important role in determining whether any particular individual is likely to use toilets. Our research demonstrates that Muslim households are 5.4 times more likely to use a toilet than Hindu ones. Even Christian households are 1.3 times more likely to adopt a toilet in comparison to their Hindu counterparts. Hindu households have the lowest coverage of sanitation facilities in comparison to other religions.
Public opinion is a funny thing. It is prone to changing regardless of the facts. Image, perception and emotion are so important, that facts are malleable. The opinion of the public gets swayed even b...
Last week, two artists were prevented by a crowd from painting an Urdu couplet on the wall of a Delhi Jal Board pumping station located in GT Road. The artists were painting the wall as part of a gove...