October 25, 2019 9:34 am
In order to ensure effective functioning of public and community toilets and to address proper disposal of fecal sludge, the MoHUA had introduced the Open Defecation Free Plus Plus (ODF++) and Open Defecation Free Plus (ODF+) protocol under the Swachh Bharat Mission in August last year.
October 02, 2019 11:22 am
As per estimates, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has to construct more than one lakh toilet seats to meet the existing deficit.
October 01, 2019 5:04 am
A BMC drive had found 118 open defecation spots across the city which, it says, have been eliminated by mitigation measures; The Indian Express visits four such locations where open defecation continues unabated.
September 26, 2019 3:45 am
“This will be the biggest social revolution post-independence,” Patel told mediapersons. The event will be held on the Sabarmati Riverfront and Sabarmati Ashram.
July 08, 2019 7:10 am
One of 55,000 women masons behind ODF tag, Foolmani Devi is Jharkhand’s Swachh Bharat face
June 07, 2019 12:48 am
Among the three states, the levels were the worst in Bihar where non-ODF villages showed 35.7 times higher groundwater contamination than ODF villages, as compared to 6.6 times higher in West Bengal and 5.3 times higher in Odisha.
May 29, 2019 8:27 am
The urban area of Maharashtra was declared Open Defecation Free on October 1, 2017, three years after the implementation of the programme. Similarly, an initiative to tackle waste disposal was launched on May 1, 2017.
September 21, 2018 8:21 am
The state government's claim of "making all the 265 villages in 132 Gram Panchayats of seven districts open defecation free was found to be incorrect".
September 05, 2018 1:53 am
“As far as the open defecation free (ODF) target is concerned, a behavioural change of the public is required at large, both in rural and urban areas of the country," Hardeep Singh Puri said.
August 08, 2018 8:35 am
Proper awareness among local residents and the practice of segregation at source was needed, and that’s why the state government was planning to implement the ‘Swachh August Kranti’ programme through this month.