A Revolutionary Toilet Saves Water, Money, But It Is Ignored By Target-Obsessed Swachh Bharat Mission

Bishambhurpur, Bihar: “Earlier, we used to wade through water to go looking for a dry spot to reli...

Most Indian Girls Unprepared For Menstruation, Taboos Drive Unhygienic Practices

Chennai: Kala was 11 when she had her first menstrual period. She was at home preparing for her fina...

After 4 Years Of Swachh Bharat, Open Defecation Down 26 Percentage Points, But Toilet Use Does Not Match Construction Spree

New Delhi: More Indians living in villages owned a latrine in 2018 than four years ago, yet 44% of t...

Jammu Represents Swachh Bharat Sewage Crisis: 94% Untreated, Drinking Water Sources Contaminated

(Jammu) Jammu and Kashmir: The governor of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) declared the state open defec...

Swachh Bharat: A Tale Of Disappearing Toilets, Vanishing Data

New Delhi: October 2, 2018, marks the completion of the fourth and penultimate lap in a five-year sp...

‘India On Track To Achieve Open Defecation-Free Status Earlier Than October 2019 Deadline’

Mumbai: The Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 2, 2...

Why Trained Masons Are Critical To India’s Sanitation Drive

Chennai: G Ramesh* was 12 when he first accompanied his father to a construction site in Tamil Nadu ...

Why Toilets Remain Aspirational For India’s Urban Poor Despite Subsidies

Mumbai: A 65% shortfall in subsidies is affecting Maharashtra’s push to ensure a toilet in every u...

Iron-Fortified Pearl Millet Fights Anaemia, Improves Learning In Teens

New Delhi: Biofortified bajra (pearl millet) introduced into the diet of Indian adolescents led to r...

In A Mumbai Slum, Children Become Healthier, As Their Parents Learn To Tackle Malnutrition

Mumbai: “I think I perhaps knew how to hold a baby and play with one before I had my own, but not ...