The Kumbakonam municipality has said that a special vigilance team has been formed and more than 200 bio-toilets connected with underground drainage channels are being installed to make sure that t

A lot of hype has been created around the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. But funding from sources such as the corporate social responsibility coffer is wholly inadequate. Moreover, reliance on public-private partnerships without strengthening the capabilities of the existing public agencies in the field through adequate budget allocations and proper training of personnel is a sure sign that the ambitious 2019 target for drinking water supply and sanitation is not going to be met.

Madhya Pradesh is home to second largest number of manual scavengers in the country with about 23,000 people still making a living out of it according to census data of 2011 released recently.

Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Vijay Sampla informed the Parliament that Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013 (MS Act, 2013), has been enacted by the Parliament to eliminate the twin evils of insanitary latrines and manual scavenging.

Most of these women were forced to become manual scavengers after marriage

Vultures, which had practically become extinct in and around Delhi over the past couple of decades, are making a comeback.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on eradication of dry latrine system, 24/07/2014. One among the questions asked was about the roadmap and the time-frame for the complete eradication of the dry latrine system in India.

Indian Railways has installed over 2,000 bio-toilets in coaches to bring eco-friendly travel to rail passengers.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Safai Karamchari Andolan & Ors Versus Union of India & Ors dated 27/03/2014 regarding manual scavenging.

Seven-year-old Anjali, a frail girl walking with a bucket of sewage and waste water for discharging it in an open field, is a pitiful sight.

This has become the fate of several others at Bhagpati village and adjoining areas, where the residents have been forced to become a scavenger, flushing out dirty water four times a day.