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'Govt stated sanitation coverage in India increased to 96.61%, but data seems doubtful': Rajya Sabha MP Binoy Viswam

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.

South councillors say open defecation claims are bogus

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.


Open defecation in Maharashtra to invite spot fine of Rs 500

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

Incomplete toilets, stolen taps, long queues: ground reality of city’s open defecation fight

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.

UP villagers without toilets told to carry spades, cover it up

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.

India expected to be open defecation free by 2019: Rajnath Singh

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.


Creating a new normal

Swachh Bharat has garnered international support and emulation, and NGOs, national and international development agencies have mobilised across India’s least well-off districts.

With new campaign, Maharashtra seeks to shut doors on open defecation

The event also had superstar Amitabh Bachchan, the brand ambassador for Swachh Bharat, in attendance.

Good morning, Maharashtra: Government forms squads to check open defecation

'Good morning' squads will also check whether residents have access to toilets.

Dhankar vouches to make Haryana open defecation free by 2017

People should be involved in this drive to usher in the social change so as to realise Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of Swachh Bharat by the 2019, said OP Dhankar.