Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ashutosh Kumar Sharma Vs. State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 23/01/2017 regarding sewage disposal in
village Shobhapur, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. The Applicant has stated that till now there was no sewage line or mode of sewage discharge or treatment.

India has far higher open defecation rates than other developing regions where people are poorer, literacy rates are lower, and water is relatively more scarce. In practice, government programmes in rural India have paid little attention in understanding why so many rural Indians defecate in the open rather than use affordable pit latrines. Drawing on new data, a study points out that widespread open defecation in rural India is on account of beliefs, values, and norms about purity, pollution, caste, and untouchability that cause people to reject affordable latrines.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Open Defecation Free Villages, 01/12/2016. The Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) has been launched on 2nd October, 2014, which aims

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Open defecation free villages, 28/11/2016. As per the information uploaded by the States/UTs on the Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), State/UT-wise, number of villages that have declared themselves as Open Defecation Free (ODF) as on 22.11.2016 is at Annexure-1. State/UT-wise, number of ODF Districts/Blocks/Villages (both declared and verified) is at Annexure-2. District-wise, number of ODF Blocks/Villages in Chhattisgarh (both declared and verified) is at Annexure-3.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Review of SBM-G, 24/11/2016. Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation regularly reviews the progress made under Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin). Sanitation Coverage, which was 42.05% on 2.10.2014, has increased to 57.15% on 21.11.2016. Total1,19,745 Villages have been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) as on 21-11-2016.Coverage in Karnataka was 41.35% as on 2.10.2014, which has been increased to 61.10% as on 21.11.2016.Detail of States/UTs including Karnataka is at Annexure-1.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Monitoring of Swachch Bharat Mission, 24/11/2016. State/UT-wise, number of household which have been provided Central Assistance and constructed Individual household latrines during last three years and the current year is at Annexure-1. State/UT-wise, central share expenditure reported on the construction of Community Sanitary Complexes during each of the last three years and in current year is at Annexure-2. State/UT-wise, Community Sanitary Complexes constructed during each of the last three years and in current year is at Annexure-3.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Status of SBM, 17/11/2016. The Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) is a demand driven programme, therefore no State/UTwise targets are fixed but based on Annual Implementation Plans (AIPs) and available funds at GoI. However, State/UT-wise, central share released and expenditure reported during last three years and the current year is at Annexure-1, State/UT-wise, number of individual household latrines constructed during last three years and the current year is at Annexure-2.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Open Defecation Free States, 17/11/2016. Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala have been declared as Open Defecation Free (ODF)

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National Consultation on Rural Sanitation hosted by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in New Delhi calls for triggering mindset change, but lack of credible data on health and sanitation is a challenge

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