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Swachh Bharat Mission Unable To End Manual Scavenging, Say Activists

Mumbai: Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or Clean India Mission to modernise sanitation has failed to tackle the practice of low caste women clearing faeces by hand, and...

Why India Needs To Count Its Broken Toilets

By Ranajit Bhattacharyya and Aadarsh Gangwar / IndiaSpend.org In 2016, as many as 96.5 per cent of rural elementary government schools had toilets, but more than...

New Film Spotlights Sanitation Crisis In India

Bollywood is bucking the trend of its usual lavish landscaped song-and-dance romantic comedies to take on the more serious issue of open defecation in...

1,100 Towns And Cities Set To Earn ‘Open Defecation Free’ Status...

New Delhi: Around 1,100 towns and cities in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Kerala and Telangana are set to be declared Open Defecation Free...

Chhattisgarh’s Rural Households Make Progress Towards Hygiene And Health

Raipur: With its aim to become an pen Defecation Free state by October 2018, as many as 8,582 villages have so far been...

‘Save Us From Shame’: Bihar Girls Demand Toilets In A Unique...

Girl students from class 10 in Bihar have come up with a unique protest idea to ensure their  parents build toilets for them at home and they are spared from the shame of defecating in open.