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They’re building toilets and encouraging others to follow suit too.
There’s been a 21% increase in private sanitation coverage as a result says new study.
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There’s nothing like a good mug of water to clean up.
SC accorded transgenders third-gender status three years ago.
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...
A wedding with a difference.
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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation partnered with a Swiss-based perfume company 'Firmenich' to create a poop smell blocker.
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...
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Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's upcoming film Kabali has to be one of the most avidly awaited films of the year, and government organisations are making sure that they channel the frenzy surrounding the...
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Although Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet campaign Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has been trying to make its footprint in his home state, Gujarat, for a while now, there's still a long way to go. Recent dat...
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There's a lot to learn from Kantilal Roat, a daily wager from a village in Rajasthan. Recently, some social workers campaigning for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan reached out to Roat's family and explained...
KANPUR--A woman refused to tie the knot with a man because he failed to get a toilet built at his residence in time for the wedding, agreeing instead to a match with another suitor who had a toilet at...
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While Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigns for a 'Clean India' and promises his government's support for the upliftment of Dalits, some people from the country's most impoverished and backward class...
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Toilets in schools are being dished out like paani puris at a busy market on a Sunday evening. Analysis of Swachh Vidyalaya campaign data reveals that in the 15 days between 27 July and 11 August, 2015, approximately 89,000 school toilets were constructed. Expectedly, the government has engaged in arthritis-inducing backslapping at having constructed 5933 school toilets per day. And predictably researchers and sanitation professionals are viewing these numbers with suspicion.
When I walk down millionaire's row in the seaside town of Drobak outside Oslo where I live in summer, I see the owners of stately mansions and exclusive boats scrubbing their decks, cleaning cars, shovelling leaves from the driveway, conveying trash in top- of-the-line electric Teslas to the neighbourhood dump. They would be astonished to learn this was dirty work meant for underlings or lower caste people. How can ensuring cleanliness be dirty?
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In mid-August 2014, the Minister for Human Resources Development enthused that in one year all schools would have toilets for boys and girls. She was driven by Prime Minister Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. A year later, the Ministry's website shows a mark-sheet that would be the envy of any student. However, the evidence from non-MoHRD sources points in the direction opposite to what the Ministry would have us believe.
In the 2015 Railway Budget, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announced ambitious plans to introduce high-speed and bullet trains in the country, equipped with bio-toilets and airplane-style vacuum facilities. And perhaps toilets are indeed where some attention should be paid considering that many passengers spend the entirety of their journey there.