Down The Ganga

As Swachh Bharat Abhiyan completes three years, villages along the Ganga in five states have been declared open defecation free. The Indian Express travels down the river for a reality check.

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Down the Ganga: In this village, toilets do have water, but they come at a price

As Swachh Bharat Abhiyan completes 3 years, villages along the Ganga in 5 states have been declared open defecation free. The Indian Express travels down the river for a reality check.

Down the Ganga: Where toilets came, but ever so briefly

Down the Ganga, an Express Series Part 6: America was so named after her father heard the United States was the most developed country in the world. “I am stuck with this name. My destiny, however, has not changed,” she says.

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Down the Ganga: Toilets make for study in contrast in this tale of two Ganga villages

Down the Ganga Part 5: Salempur in Bihar is a dusty spot on the map with 543 residents. Gahmar is dotted with concrete houses, while Salempur is a cramped collection of mud homes.

In Varanasi, officials tweak norms, families left with half-built toilets

Down the Ganga- An Express Series Part 4: As Swachh Bharat Abhiyan completes 3 years, villages along the Ganga in 5 states have been declared open defecation free. The Indian Express travels down the river for a reality check.

Down the Ganga: A mother, her daughters get a toilet — and dignity

Last month, all 4,480 villages in 52 districts spanning five states on the banks of the Ganga — Uttarakhand, UP, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal — were declared Open Defecation Free under the Namami Gange project.

Down the Ganga: Two villages, one tale; morning queue and a long trek

Residents support government initiative but say toilets of no use without drainage

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Down the Ganga: Swachh Bharat along a river, some gaps in its wake

Down the Ganga- An Express Series Part 1: As Swachh Bharat Abhiyan completes three years, five states along the Ganga have been declared open defecation free. The Indian Express travels down the river for a reality check.

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