Thursday, Sep 29, 2022

open defecation


Nineteen per cent households do not use any toilet facility: NFHS survey

May 11, 2022 3:21 pm

The survey found that 11 percent of urban households use a shared facility, compared with seven percent of rural households.

The dirty truth about ODF

November 22, 2020 9:08 pm

The overemphasis on building toilets without water supply is putting sanitation workers at great risk.

People slipping back to open defecation, says CSE ahead of Centre's ODF India announcement

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.

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

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.

South councillors say open defecation claims are bogus

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.

Open defecation in Maharashtra to invite spot fine of Rs 500

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Creating a new normal

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.