open defecation

Over 7.57 million homes in Bihar lack toilets


August 27th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 27 (IANS) Millions of poor families in Bihar are still living without toilets as the state government has failed to provide the facility at their homes, an official ... Read more...

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India is world’s capital for open defecation, says Ramesh


July 27th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Terming India as world's capital for open defecation, Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday said that 100,000 "bio-toilets" will be installed in ... Read more...

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Open defecation will end in 10 years, says Ramesh


June 30th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 30 (IANS) One of India's biggest curses - the practice of open defecation - would be totally abolished in 10 years, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said ... Read more...

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Jairam wants India to be ‘open defecation-free’ in a decade


June 25th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 25 (IANS) Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh Monday said that he wanted to make India a nation free of open defecation in a decade's time."At ... Read more...

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Community sewage project to end open defecation in Delhi colony


May 16th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Open defecation in Savda Ghevra, one of Delhi's largest resettlement neighbourhoods, could end soon with the Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence(CURE), a non-profit organisation, ... Read more...

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Vidya Balan to promote sanitation campaign


May 3rd, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Bollywood actor Vidya Balan Thursday became the brand ambassador of the rural development ministry to spread awareness about sanitation and cleanliness in the country.Balan said ... Read more...

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Be sensitive to women’s requirements: Jairam Ramesh


April 8th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Sunday called upon the bureaucracy to be more gender sensitive while constructing low cost toilet blocks in villages as it is ... Read more...

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Women can be prime movers of sanitation, says Patil


March 21st, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Stressing that women can be the prime movers of the sanitation movement across the country, President Pratibha Patil Wednesday said improper sanitation facilities and ... Read more...

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Only 10 percent Indian villages fully sanitized: Jairam


March 19th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Monday said that while only 10 percent of Indian villages have full sanitation coverage, the government is dedicated to ... Read more...

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Women demanding mobile phones but not toilets, says Ramesh (Lead)


February 17th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday expressed concern that the government's Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) is being seen as a "token sanitation campaign" and rued ... Read more...

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Total sanitation campaign being seen as ‘token’, says Ramesh


February 17th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday said the government's Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) is being seen as a "token sanitation campaign" and the ... Read more...

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Jairam calls for eradicating open defecation by 2022


February 15th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday called for making India an open defecation-free country in 10 years.Addressing a national consultation on scaling up sanitation here, ... Read more...

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Social violence in tribal areas due to poor infrastructure: Ramesh


November 14th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The shortcomings in infrastructure of schools has culminated in "huge social violence" in the tribal areas of the country, said Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh ... Read more...

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Sanitation disastrous in India: Ramesh


November 2nd, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Accepting that development of sanitation facilities in the country has been a "disaster", Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday suggested enhanced government funding to deal ... Read more...

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Increase work days in rural job scheme, demands Dhumal


October 15th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Saturday requested the central government to increase the number of work days a person is entitled to under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment ... Read more...

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Theatre equips 21 volunteers to highlight health issues


September 30th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) After six weeks of forum theatre in south India to promote public health dialogue, a group of 21 participants from 14 countries is all set ... Read more...

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Open defecation far from a closed chapter in Bihar


July 25th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 25 (IANS) It will be 2135 by the time Bihar rids itself of the practice of open defecation, according a government report. Till then millions will have to ... Read more...

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Himachal to be free of open defecation by next month


July 24th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 24 (IANS) A sanitation campaign launched in Himachal Pradesh nearly 11 years ago to eradicate the practice of open defecation will achieve 100 percent success by next month, ... Read more...

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President stresses rural sanitation drive


March 23rd, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Wednesday called for a monitoring mechanism to ensure the proper functioning of the santitation infrastructure in India's rural areas."Rural sanitation in ... Read more...

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‘Rural women help Himachal fight open defecation’


October 24th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 24 (IANS) Rural women in Himachal Pradesh have emerged as the driving force behind wiping out the menace of open defecation, a global expert said here Sunday."The women have proved ... Read more...

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Haryana claims 80 percent success in checking defecation in open


September 22nd, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 22 (IANS) A sanitation campaign launched in Haryana nearly five years ago mainly to eradicate the practice of open defecation has achieved over 80 percent success, a senior state government ... Read more...

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Life is without toilets for millions in Bihar (Feature)


August 4th, 2010 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 4 (IANS) Parvatia Devi and her young daughter, residents of Ranipur village near the Bihar capital, make their way to an open field under the cover of darkness every day ... Read more...

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Chandigarh best city in quality sanitation


May 11th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) The union territory of Chandigarh has been adjudged the best Indian city in terms of quality sanitation followed by Mysore, Surat and New Delhi, officials said here Tuesday. ... Read more...

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Assam, Mizoram, West Bengal get grant for rural sanitation


April 19th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The central government has released grants to Assam, Mizoram and West Bengal to ensure total sanitation that includes doing away with the practice of open defecation in ... Read more...

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Arunachal gets grant for sanitation


April 8th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) With an aim to ensure total sanitation that includes doing away with the practice of open defecation in rural areas, the central government has released a grant ... Read more...

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Gul Panag teaches hygiene to Delhi school kids


April 7th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Bollywood actress Gul Panag Wednesday taught correct ways of personal health and hygiene to children from 10 Delhi schools on the occasion of World Health Day. Calling ... Read more...

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Delhiites to queue up outside toilets to spread sanitation message


March 20th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Realising that simply talking about an issue is of little help, an NGO here has gathered the support of scores of people in resettlement colonies to stand ... Read more...

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57 million more toilets needed to end manual scavenging


March 11th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) India needs 57,847,217 more hygienic toilets to counter the practice of manual scavenging, attributed mainly to use of dry latrines, especially in rural areas, the government said ... Read more...

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A Londoner’s public sanitation campaign in Bihar (With Images)


February 28th, 2010 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
By Cynthia Chandran London, Feb 28 (IANS) Oliver Cumming was in Bihar with a challenging public health mission -- to make the state free of open defecation in two years.Cumming, 32, a senior ... Read more...

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98 Haryana villages to get city-like facilities


February 24th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 24 (IANS) Ninety-eight villages have been selected in Haryana for being provided all modern civic amenities on the pattern of cities. Announcing this here Wednesday, a spokesman of the Development and ... Read more...

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Himachal chief minister honours 253 gram panchayats


February 5th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 5 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Friday honoured 253 gram panchayats of the state, an official release said. "The chief minister conferred the Nirmal Gram Puruskar-2009 award on ... Read more...

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How will Bihar fight polio without toilets?


December 20th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma Saharsa (Bihar), Dec 20 (IANS) The lack of toilets is raising a stink in Bihar as it tries hard to shake off polio - a disease that spreads through the ... Read more...

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Shaming makes people in rural India adopt proper sanitation habits


October 1st, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 1 (ANI): A new study has suggested that social shaming techniques work better in making people adopt proper sanitation habits in rural India.The study was done by Subhrendu Pattanayak, an ... Read more...

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Punjab plans 300,000 toilets in villages


August 12th, 2009 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 12 (IANS) This is one decision that will see millions of people in Punjab ease themselves comfortably. Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Wednesday gave the go ahead to an ... Read more...

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Sulabh to conduct sanitation classes in Bhutan


May 14th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Sulabh International, an NGO credited with improving sanitation across India, has been invited by the Bhutan government to conduct classes and a symposium on sanitation, health and ... Read more...

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