Hygiene

पूर्वी दिल्ली, 19 मई (ब्यूरो):  प्रधानमन्त्री नरेन्द्र मोदी के द्वारा चलाए गए स्वच्छ भारत अभियान के दौरान नेता, अभिनेता, सरकारी बाबू व अफसर शाहों के साथ ही कई पुलिस अधिकारियों ने...

In the world’s second most populous country with nearly 355 million menstruating women, 23% of adolescent girls drop out of school after their first period. Only 12% of females in the country use sanitary pads. 10% of girls in India believe that menstruation is a disease [1]!

While ‘faeces’ and ‘urine’ have become mainstream, the topic of menstruation still remains taboo. So, what is...

Menstruation is probably one of the least talked about and ill-understood biological concepts. Despite being a natural physiological function of the female human body, similar to urination or defecation, the menstruation discourse is often shrouded by reticence.

This is because a complicated network of taboos and customs surround it. In India, it is not uncommon to find mothers who find...

Not unlike most villages that make up rural India, Seema in Rajgir block of Nalanda district showed little interest in structured sanitation. Open defecation was rampant and a sizeable chunk of the village’s earnings was spent on tending to the ill and diseased. Little did the villagers know that a change in tradition was imminent.

Supported by the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF), NRMC...

The theme for the 2016 South Asian Conference on Sanitation is 'Better sanitation, better life'

SACOSAN is a sanitation-centred biennial convention led by the governments of SAARC nations. South Asian countries namely, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are the participating countries. The idea is to use this as a platform to develop...

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