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Right to sanitation recognised as a distinct human right by the United Nations
In a landmark resolution hailed by millions across the globe, the United Nations General Assembly has recognized the right to sanitation as a distinct human right...
The World Bank approves $1.5 billion loan to boost the Swachh Bharat Mission
The World Bank's International Bank of Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) has approved a $1.5 billion loan to boost...
Swachh Delhi App turns out to be a hit
Delhi's sanitation drive which took place from November 22-30 following the launch of Swachh Delhi App has turned out to be huge success for the Government. The Urban Development Ministry has informed that...
Andhra Pradesh to construct 52 lakh individual household toilets over the next four years
The Andhra Pradesh government has set itself a target of constructing 52 lakh individual household latrines...

A study in Odisha found that communal latrines were less accessible, less likely to have water, were cleaned less frequently and were more likely to have visible faeces and flies.

As many as 2.4 billion people lack access to improved sanitation globally. 710 million of these people live in urban areas. In India alone, 769 million people lack access to improved sanitation and...

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