A workshop on open defecation was held at the cultural complex on Sunday. It was attended by around 400 gram pradhans (village heads).

Sikkim has been adjudged the cleanest state in the country with all its four districts ranked among top 10 districts in terms of sanitation and cleanliness.

The locals at Tikha of Silgadi Municipality have been compelled to borrow drinking water for survival in Doti.

Caught in a debt trap after constructing toilets under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Mission (SMB), sarpanchs of eleven villages in Kanker district of tribal Bastar region have threa

DEHRADUN: One of the main objectives of the Swachh Bharat Mission is to get all villages and towns to become open defecation free (ODF) which had to be achieved by 2019.

Dakshina Kannada district in-charge Minister B.

Over 57,400 schemes are going on in different states to provide drinking water to the rural population and over Rs 4,300 crore utilised for the purpose in 2015-16, the government said on Thursday.

Residents of these households relieve themselves in open places, drains or railway tracks.

Eliminating open defecation is an important policy priority in India. In this article, Arya, George and Singh from the Centre for Policy Research, illustrate how using readily available geospatial data to estimate exposure to open defecation can help focus public investment and efforts in areas where it is needed the most.

Official records state that 28.7 of the population of people in Nigeria still practice open defecation.