Is Mumbai open defecation free? Photojournalist exposes the grim reality

India’s commercial capital, Mumbai, may have been declared open defecation free, but a photo exhibition suggests otherwise as it aims to highlight the plight of lakhs of people who have to defecate in the open not due to choice, but because they have no other option. This exhibition is a result of five years of work by Mumbai-based photojournalist Sachin Haralkar

Is Mumbai open defecation free? Photojournalist exposes the grim reality  Mumbai is known across the country as the city of dreams, it is also the financial capital of India. Hundreds of people across the state and country pour into the city to seek a living as it is the land of opportunity. While it may appear to be a fairly progressive city in India […]

Men still prefer to defecate in the open, finds new study

A study has revealed that most of the beneficiaries of Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) appear to be women. The study also found that men still prefer and are more likely to defecate in the open than women. They are also more hesitant to switch to using toilets

Men still prefer to defecate in the open, finds new studyNearly five years after launching the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan,  a target has been made to make the urban areas of India open defecation free (ODF) by  October 02. According to a study by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a large number of toilets were constructed in the last five years due to the Centre’s […]

#NationalDewormingDay: Is your child having a worm infection? Here’s what to do

Globally, India bears the highest burden of soil-transmitted helminths (STH), parasitic worms which live in the intestine. These worms consume nutrients which are meant for the human body

#NationalDewormingDay: Is your child having a worm infection? Here’s what to doWorm infections are rampant among children and they have been adversely affecting their physical as well as mental growth. Worms are a common cause of anaemia and they may also cause intestinal obstruction. The World Health Organization (WHO) has highlighted the intensity of the threat caused by worm infections in India. In India 22 crore […]

Global sanitation convention to usher in 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation will organise a global sanitation convention to mark the beginning of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi, also coinciding with the fourth anniversary of the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission

Global sanitation convention to usher in 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma GandhiMahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention (MGISC) will be a 4-day international conference that will bring together sanitation minsters and other leaders in WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) from around the world. A host of national and international dignitaries are slated to attend the event, for which preparations are under way. The convention will culminate on […]

Maharashtra now an open defecation free state, declares CM Fadnavis

CM Devendra Fadnavis has declared rural Maharashtra as an open defecation free. Maharashtra CM also claimed that the state government has constructed the highest number of toilets in the country to ensure that everyone has an access to the toilets. These toilets have been constructed under Central Government's Swaach Bharat Mission

Maharashtra now an open defecation free state, declares CM FadnavisMaharashtra Chief Minister (CM) Devendra Fadnavis has declared rural Maharashtra as open defecation free. Fadnavis claimed that the state government has constructed around 60 lakh toilets, which is highest in the country  As per the baseline survey, in 2012, as much as 45% of the families had toilets in their home. And the challenge before […]

Akshay Kumar and Aditya Thackeray sponsor bio-toilet at Juhu beach

After campaigning for proper sanitation facilities in Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Akshay Kumar, Yuva Sena President Aditya Thackeray, have funded a row of bio-toilets on Juhu Beach

Akshay Kumar and Aditya Thackeray sponsor bio-toilet at Juhu beachA few months earlier, Twinkle Khanna had posted a picture on twitter showing open defecation at Juhu beach. Now people living in the area and visitors will be able to access a bio-toilet installed with the help of funds donated by Akshay Kumar and Yuva Sena leader, Aditya Thackeray. He tweeted saying: Tweeps, @akshaykumar ji […]