Adeosun Abayomi of an Aramoko Magistrates' Court, on Wednesday, sentenced nine people including a traditional title holder and a Clergy to six months in prison each for open defecation in Ekiti Sta

Under the twin-pit system, two pits are dug with honeycombed walls and earthen floors which allow liquid to percolate into the surrounding soil

That is the conclusion of study by Centre for Science and Environment

ALAPPUZHA: Alappuzha municipality has come in first position in Kerala in the Swachh Survekshan- 2019 survey conducted by the ministry of housing and urban affairs.

A new government-commissioned survey has found that 93.1% of rural Indian households now have access to toilets, in comparison to 77% last year.

A new government-commissioned survey has found that 93.1% of rural Indian households now have access to toilets, in comparison to 77% last year.

The Committee on Subordinate Legislationpresent this Forty-third Report on Rules/ Regulations governing the implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission Programme in Urban and Rural Areas. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or Clean India Campaign is one of the most ambitious projects undertaken by the Government of India.

To achieve “Swachh Bharat” by October 2, 2019, the main objectives of the SBM(G) are as under: Bring about an improvement in the general quality of life in the rural areas, by promoting cleanliness, hygiene and eliminating open defecation; Accelerate sanitation coverage in rural areas to achieve the vision of Swachh Bharat by 2nd October 2019;

Despite significant efforts to increase latrine ownership, open defecation remains a challenge across rural India. Structural and economic barriers cannot sufficiently explain the stubborn persistence of open defecation among latrine owners; social norms and cultural schema, however, appear to be influential.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Sanitation in Rural Areas, 13/12/2018. The status of rural sanitation coverage in the country at the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) [SBM(G)] was 38.70%.Since the launch of the SBM in October 2014, rural sanitation coverage has crossed 97%. State/UT-wise and year-wise number of Individual household latrines (IHHLs) constructed under SBM(G)since its launch with effect from 02.10.2014 are given at Annexure-1.State/UT-wise status of coverage of household toilets under SBM(G) as on 10.12.2018 is given at Annexure-2.

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