Hygiene

Uttarakhand all set to become open defecation free by May

With nine of the 13 districts declared open defecation free (ODF) so far, authorities in the state of Uttarakhand are confident of achieving complete ODF status by May...

Three manual scavengers die of asphyxiation trying to decongest manhole

In an incident of blatant violation of rules and misconduct on the part of contractors, three persons lost their lives trying to decongest a manhole in...

Officials attempt to end stigma by emptying sludge from twin pit toilets 

Top bureaucrats in Warangal, including the union secretary of drinking water and sanitation Parameswaran Iyer,...

Crumbling public sanitation infrastructure poses huge existential threat in Mumbai slums

Following the death of three residents, after a toilet block collapsed in one of the Mumbai’s slums, the focus has shifted back to the crumbling state...

Open defecation and exposed drains compound sanitation crisis in Delhi's unauthorised colonies

Residents of most Delhi neighbourhoods, especially those living in the city’s unauthorised colonies are faced with serious sanitation crises from exposed drains to rampant open defecation. A study conducted...

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