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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...

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,...

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...

Every district in India to have 600 Zila Swachh Bharat Preraks soon to rid the country of open defecation

The union government is mulling over introducing young, driven individuals called Zila Swachh Bharat...

Southern Railway introduces voice system to instruct passengers on how to use bio-toilets

Given that public participation is crucial for the successful functioning of train bio-toilets, Southern Railways has installed voice systems which instruct...

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