Hygiene

The Swachh Bharat Mission’s baseline survey report of 2012 named Odisha and Bihar as the states having the worst sanitation figures in the entire nation. While 88% of households in Odisha had no toilets, the figure stood at 78% for the state of Bihar.

A reinvented approach is required to eliminate open defecation under the overarching Swachh Bharat framework and the current scenario in...

Every 10 years, the government gears up to capture colossal amounts of data through its Census. We look at the toilet-related data using the numbers shared on household (HH) toilets from the Census reports of...

The state's high toilet coverage has compounded the problem of water pollution and diseases. It now needs an efficient and affordable sewage treatment system.

Authored By : Manu Moudgil

Whenever Nachatar Singh’s wife and children fall sick, he blames it on the groundwater they pull out everyday using a hand pump in his courtyard at Veere Wala...

Sanitation programmes, for several years, were primarily driven by supply. The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has, or is expected to contribute to shifting the trend from supply driven to one that is driven by demand. However, behaviour change is continuous process. Creating a demand for toilets and inculcating healthy sanitation habits is achieved by a sustained programme to change pre-set attitudes...

May 28th is celebrated as Menstrual Hygiene Day annually across the globe to raise awareness and break the silence around menstruation and menstrual hygiene management.

As part of the celebrations, WASH United, along with its partners organizes several events across continents. Here's a list of all the action in India.

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