sanitation News

Centre approved Rs 74k-crore for sanitation projects: Hardeep Singh Puri

The AMRUT scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015

India made rapid progress in increasing access to sanitation in schools: UN report

The annual report is produced by the World Health Organization/UN Children's Fund Joint Monitoring Programme, or JMP, which has been monitoring global progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) since 1990.


Half the world's schools lack clean water, toilets and handwashing: report

Almost 900 million children have to contend with a lack of basic hygiene facilities during their education, putting their health at risk and meaning some have to miss school.

Inside Out

A research into exclusion and discrimination is presented through a graphic novel, First Hand II

Pune Schools to form special committees on menstrual hygiene management

The task force will be responsible for planning awareness campaigns on topics such as the biology behind menstrual cycles, its importance, hygiene habits, dietary and physical aspects.

‘India is sitting on a sanitation time bomb’

British- Venezuelan architect Julia King’s installation at the Venice Architecture Biennale, which is is seen through the lens of home economics, is inspired by her work in a resettlement colony in Delhi.


From swachh to swasth

India does need these toilets badly. Over half a billion people practice open defecation, the highest number in the world.

Little funds for drinking water but can source some: Birender Singh

Drinking water’s allocation is Rs 2,611 crore for 2015-16, down from Rs 9,250 crore in 2014-15.

Women’s panel wants better sanitation, security, to meet Railway authorities soon

Many women were concerned about the lack of toilets and the cleanliness issue in max toilets on railway platforms.

Fight for Dignity

Payal Tiwari’s documentary, Toilet Torture, offers a disturbing view of the daily sanitation struggles of women in Mumbai’s slums.

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Police ‘garland’ men to stop public urination in Telangana

Hyderabad (Telangana), Feb 29 (ANI): The traffic police in Hyderabad has come up with a unique idea to shame people who urinate in public - by hanging flower garlands around their necks. Speaking about the initiative, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Jitender, said that such campaigns raised public awareness about sanitation and personal hygiene. Meanwhile, Sub-Inspector of Traffic Police, N. Rama Krishna, said that the the initiative is a part of ‘Swachch Hyderabad’ drive to keep the city clean and also help people follow traffic rules.

MCD workers protest against Delhi Government

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) workers protested outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence over non-payment of dues, which are due for months. It is resulting in immense financial burden on them. This is for the second time this month that the MCD employees are on a strike. The MCD officials said as a result of the protest, MCD services will be affected for some days. The cash-strapped North and East Delhi civic bodies have been unable to pay salaries to workers for three to four months now. There are over one lakh sanitation workers waiting for their salaries.