Following the passage of the ‘Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Bill, 2013’ in Parliament last week, leading NGO Sulabh International on Monday appointed seven

After getting overwhelming response from the private sector in major rail infrastructure public private partnership (PPP) projects, Indian railways is now eyeing to attract an investment of around R1,000 crore from private sector for building toilets at 600 railway stations under PPP mode.

The much-needed step to provide basic amenity at stations comes in at a time when the national transporter is cash strapped and has no money to complete its major infrastructure projects. Railways, for long, has been struggling to provide clean lavatories at its stations as hygienic toilets have never been a priority for railways due to cash crunch.

Lack of access to sufficient number of fully functional community toilets and the scant number of public toilets have gradually deteriorated the sanitation in the city.

A study has found that the poor households earned a total of Rs 1,545 cr, spent a total of Rs 1,185 cr, and contributed a savings of Rs 360 cr to the city in 2011

Urban poor living in slums of Bangalore contribute 3-3.5 per cent of the City’s economy. About 9-11 per cent of the city’s population that lives in slums contribute between Rs 1,643 crore to Rs 2,045 crore to Bangalore city’s economy, estimated at Rs 58,164 crore in 2011.

Planning Commission dy chairman defends . 35L spent on toilets. While the government wants India to tighten its belt, the Planning Commission can afford to, well, flush with cash.

The founder of an NGO, which works to eliminate manual scavenging, today offered his services to the government for eradicating the social evil in next three years.

Sulabh International has invited Microsoft founder Bill Gates to visit its headquarters in the Capital to witness its low-cost, environment-friendly toilet technology being used in India and other developing nations. The NGO's invitation follows Mr. Gates' statement made during recent visit to India where he said his “ultimate dream” was to develop low-cost toilets.

“Sulabh International has developed cost-effective, two-pit toilet technology which is being used in households as well as community toilets. Our design is being adopted on a much wider scale because it satisfies the important criteria of a technology design which is culturally acceptable and is also affordable. We are ready to offer Mr. Gates and his philanthropic organisation our technology,”

Non-government organisation Sulabh International on Thursday said it would give a Rs.2-lakh cash reward to newly-married Priyanka of Kanchanpur Kuiya village in Maharajganj district of Uttar Prades

The world’s largest toilet-cum-bath chain Sulabh has now become much more unhygienic and the people of the State capital are the worst sufferers.

GUWAHATI: For implementation of the Total Sanitation Campaign in Assam, National Coordinator of New Delhi’s Sulabh International Social Service, Rupal Roy, met Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi yesterday.

Roy briefed the Chief Minister as to how this sanitation programme should be carried on in the State. The Total Sanitation Campaign is a comprehensive programme to ensure sanitation facilities in rural areas with broader goal to eradicate the practice of open defecation.