Keyword : Toilets

No to ‘thumb rule’, but what about inclusiveness?

If you have more than two children, don’t have a functional toilet in your house and haven’t passed Class 8 (Class 5 for reserved areas), sorry, you are disqualified from contesting an

Swachh Bharat: How is it possible without toilets?

The Narendra Modi government has promised that every household in India will have toilets by 2019. This also accounts for complete eradication of open defecation. The construction of toilets with t

India reduces open defecation by 31 percent: UN report

India has ‘moderately’ reduced open defecation by 31 percent since 1990 but succeeded significantly in providing access to improved drinking water to more people in urban and rural area

CSR activities: No takers for arts, army welfare

Six of the 11 areas identified under the Companies Act, 2013, for corporate social responsibility (CSR) expenditure have attracted little interest in 2014-15, the first year since the new CSR rules

Toilet travails

“Toilets are being built. I ask, where?” wonders Asha Devi, a 38-year-old native of Khushiyari village near Varanasi. The village in prime minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary c

No common standardised programme on sanitation systems: Expert

For an emerging country like India, it is easier to take part in exploratory missions to Mars than to tackle its sanitation challenge. The former can be addressed through a linear process spearhead

Few public toilets for women in Delhi: Survey

One in every three public toilets in Delhi do not have separate provision for women, according to an ActionAid India survey of public toilets in Delhi. The survey carried out in December

Getting India to Stop Going Out

When the voluminous 2011 census of India was released, there were many red faces at the centre. The painstakingly collected and collated figures showed that only 32 percent Indians were using toile

The Man on Mission Number Two

On the Independence Day of 2014, Parameswaran Iyer was in Hanoi working as programme leader and lead water and sanitation specialist for the World Bank. He was involved in tackling a desperate scen

No one to clean this up

Bahut achha hua ki ye ganda shehar ghoshit hua (Good that Gonda has been declared as the dirtiest city),” says 48-year-old Nanda Devi in a frustrated tone. Nanda is a resident of Subhash Naga



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