November 22, 2020 9:08 pm
The overemphasis on building toilets without water supply is putting sanitation workers at great risk.
October 01, 2019 9:52 pm
In the last four years, India has built 100 million toilets in about 0.6 million villages, and another 6.3 million in its cities, said the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) while also questioning the sustainability of this feat.
December 22, 2018 7:49 am
Kerala was declared ODF long before the central government started its national scheme. If you see the numbers of Kerala from the government’s reply, there was no sanitation initiative in Kerala as it was not required.
November 17, 2018 2:12 am
Congress councillor from Badarpur Shravan Kumar said several people in Gautampuri area in his ward defecate along the tracks or in the open as the public toilet has sewer lines blocked.
January 04, 2018 8:58 am
Urinating in public will attract spot fines ranging from Rs 100 to Rs 200, while defecating in the open will attract a spot fine of Rs 500
October 27, 2017 3:50 am
According to parameters of the Swachh Bharat Mission, any urban local body can declare its wards ODF if there is provision for toilets within 500 metres of slum settlements and one toilet each in the commercial area within a distance of 1km.
September 24, 2017 10:23 am
With Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath fixing an ambitious target of October 2018 to make the entire state ODF, district-level officers such as those in Pilibhit have been battling time and insufficient funds in their race to build toilets.
September 15, 2017 3:15 pm
The government is confident of fulfilling the prime minister's vision of making India open defecation free by October, 2019, Singh said after launching the 'Swachhta Hi Sewa' (Cleanliness is Service) campaign of the Ministry of Home Affairs in the capital.
July 22, 2017 12:35 am
Swachh Bharat has garnered international support and emulation, and NGOs, national and international development agencies have mobilised across India’s least well-off districts.
May 31, 2017 5:13 am
The event also had superstar Amitabh Bachchan, the brand ambassador for Swachh Bharat, in attendance.