From plastic portable loos to Sanitary Bonds, only an all-out war on open-sky toilets will remove the stink

As many as 53 district magistrates have reportedly submitted an affidavit to the state government stating that there are no dry toilets in their districts.

Around 42 percent of the city’s total population living in 539 slums is without having access to a proper toilet and appropriate sanitation system.

Statistics and reality are often vastly different in India and to address this issue Jairam Ramesh, Minister of Rural Development, announced the plan to set up an NGO Forum for independent evaluat

After being successfully declared the Open Defecation Free (ODF) zones, the ten village development committees across the country are on their way to become fully sanitised villages.

Union Minister for Rural Development, Drinking Water and Sanitation Jairam Rameshs’s ‘India Dream’ to free the country – the rural populace in particular - from open defecation, seems to have faced

Without water people cannot survive, but without good sanitation and hygiene practices the water available could become contaminated and lead to disease and death. Every year 1.5 million people, most of them children, die from complications associated with diarrhea that they picked up from dirty water.

2012 has brought welcome news of the progress made in bringing water and sanitation to the many people worldwide still without access to these essential services.

Kerala will be the first major state to be declared open defecation-free, the Union Minister for Rural Development, Mr Jairam Ramesh, said here.

There is increasing medical evidence that suggests that high incidence of malnutrition is the direct result of poor sanitation and hygiene.

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