This Report of the Committee deals with the action taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in the Eighth Report (Sixteenth Lok Sabha) on the subject ‘Review of Sanitation Programme in Rural Areas' pertaining to the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

This report by WSSCC and FANSA gives voice to the sanitation and hygiene needs and aspirations of marginalised groups in India. It is the culmination of 18 consultations held between October and December 2015 with women and adolescents, the elderly and disabled, sanitation workers and transgender persons.

The purpose of the compendium is to provide information on sanitation technologies from across the sanitation value chain.

THE AGRICULTURE ministry has constructed 2 645 ventilated double pit toilets at a cost of N$108 million in various regions of the country since 2014.

The West Bengal government has set a target to construct toilets across all villages of the state by March 2019 to enable open defecation free (ODF) rural Bengal, an official said.

Kosis — Disposing of human waste has become a part of her life - she must empty the bucket when it is full of human faeces and she washes the bucket to use it again when nature calls.

Bhubaneswar: As many as 1,842 villages in the state have been declared open defecation-free so far.

Proper awareness, collective behavior change, coupled with availability of sustainable technologies for construction and usage of toilets are important aspects of SBM. There are a wide range of hydro-geological conditions in different states of India. It is challenging to make one technology applicable in all areas.

Of the 1 billion people globally who have no toilet, India accounts for nearly 600 million. Fifty per cent of India’s population defecates in the open. Community-centric programmes under strong leadership can usher in a clean India says this e-book by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), the environment think tank based in New Delhi, India.

Almost half of Kenyans living in rural areas do not have access to basic sanitation, a new report shows.