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90% Of Toilet Target Ahead, 4 Years To Go

90% Of Toilet Target Ahead, 4 Years To Go

  Of more than 110 million rural households without toilets across India in 2012, the government has been able to assist 11 million households in building toilets. That means, nearly 99 million…

Facts Belie Minister’s Immunisation Prediction

Facts Belie Minister’s Immunisation Prediction

A medical worker administers polio drops to an infant at a hospital in Agartala, Tripura.   Health Minister J P Nadda sparked scepticism when he declared on June 30 that…

What Villages Ignore: Water, Sanitation, Streetlights

What Villages Ignore: Water, Sanitation, Streetlights

A woman next to a well collecting water the old-fashioned way in Methgharkila village near Nashik, Maharashtra. Image: Flickr/Michael Foley   Panchayats (village councils) spend most of their money on…

96% of J&K Swachh-Bharat Money Unspent

96% of J&K Swachh-Bharat Money Unspent

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (centre) at the launch of the Swacch Bharat (Clean India) Mission in New Delhi on October 2, 2014. Image: PIB   Sanitation in Jammu & Kashmir…

Stopping India’s #1 Killer Is Up to Indians

Stopping India’s #1 Killer Is Up to Indians

A man stretching near the Arabian Sea in Mumbai. 30 minutes of aerobic exercise a day could cut your risk of heart disease by 30%.   One evening after dinner…

Diabetes: The Epidemic That Indians Created

Diabetes: The Epidemic That Indians Created

A villager in rural Karnataka having his blood tested at a diabetes screening camp. Image: Flickr/Trinity Care Foundation   Meerut’s Sharad Tripathi developed diabetes five years ago, at 33, “no…

Stealthily, Smoke Kills 1 in 8 Indians

Stealthily, Smoke Kills 1 in 8 Indians

  Breathing doesn’t come easy to Asgar Ali Siddique, 45, a Mumbai resident, especially if he walks fast or climbs stairs—all because at the age of 15, he and his…