If architecture is 'design for living', one of its greatest challenges is how to live with the masses of waste we excrete. Four pioneers in green sanitation design outline solutions to a dilemma too often shunted down the pan.

To intensify its drive for rural sanitation, the Government has revised the guidelines regarding Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan's convergence with the rural employment guarantee scheme.

Having achieved full sanitation coverage, Himachal Pradesh is on the verge of acquiring the status of a “Nirmal Pradesh”- the second state after Sikkim to get the distinction.

About 23 percent rural people use unhygienic toilets while 10 percent villagers defecate in the open in Bangladesh, reveals a survey.

Determination of source of fecal pollution in rural water by the use of antibiotic resistance profiling is promising and the patterns of MAR in different animal populations vary according to the types and quantities of agent used.

In October last year, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat campaign, there was one thing he did differently as a politician. He set a target to achieve 100 per cent toilets in every school across the country till Independence Day in 2015. That was more than 4 lakh toilets. It's a massive number and the Prime Minister apparently monitored it personally. It seems the target has been achieved this week, but is it really the toilet dream that is being promised?

The seventh World Toilet Conference got over in Delhi on November 2. The theme of the four-day summit was