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As the sanitation and hygiene campaign (Nirmal Bharat Yatra) moved from Maharastra to Madhya Pradesh, our halt on the outskirts of Indore brought us face-to-face with grim realities. Two schools that I visited had structures that in some government file were passed off as toilets.

School 1: Government Girls' Middle School...

Plastic trash fish to highlight coastal pollution at Hyderabad CBD COP

In a fitting contribution to the International Convention on Biodiversity COP-11, set to begin at Hyderabad this Monday, a 3 metre-long, 1.5 metre-tall colourful fish sculpted out of plastic trash ...

The number people practicing open defecation in India is more than 600 million. Though the access to improved sanitation has increased since 2000 the pace of change has been slow. If the current trend continues then it will be difficult for the country to meet its Millenium Development Goal for sanitation. Thus accelerating access to and use of toilets and hygiene practices have become a...

After 1,000 kms on the road crossing three states, organizers reveal exciting new formats for the last three stops of the Yatra

Sewagram, Maharashtra (Oct 3-5)

Only a few kilometres down the road from Mahatma Gandhi’s famous ashram, the Nirmal Bharat Yatra...

October 3 – Making our way into the ground, we saw an all-night effort of the workers on site. The venue was prepped-up, workers were busy putting finishing touches – wiping the chairs of excess water, laying carpets on the ground, hanging fluorescent balloons in bunches on poles, near stalls and game pens.

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