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

This study examines how high-level political commitment for sanitation is translated into progressive outcomes through two processes: prioritisation through different layers of government; and course correction to tackle existing and emerging obstacles.

The 2016 Rural Development Report focuses on inclusive rural transformation as a central element of the global efforts to eliminate poverty and hunger, and build inclusive and sustainable societies for all.

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.

Churu is among the top 10 cleanest districts in plains, according to the first-ever survey of rural areas across the country.

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

Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin - SBM (G) endeavours to accelerate rural sanitation coverage, reduce open defecation and improve management of solid and liquid wastes. It focuses on ensuring usage of toilets along with their construction.

BAREILLY: The claim of residents of Saijna village that the three minor sisters found dead in a river nearby would have been alive if there had been a toilet at home reveals the continued shortfall

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