Rural

Community toilets can come up in forest lands under SBM

As space crunch is cited as a problem for toilet construction, the union ministry of environment and forests has granted approval for the construction of community latrines in...

1.14 lakh villages have been declared open defecation free so far across the country

Rural development ministry’s statistics reveal that the country has 1,14,332 open defecation free (ODF) villages in addition to 50,492 ODF gram...

Himachal Pradesh becomes the second state in the country to be declared open defecation free
After Sikkim, the mountainous state of Himachal Pradesh has achieved the distinction of being open defecation free. The state has...

Bhopal to be ODF ahead of schedule

With the Madhya Pradesh government keen on declaring the entire state open defecation free (ODF) by 2017, officials are confident of declaring the state capital ODF by the end of this year, before the...

Cattle dung is not waste but an asset in rural India. With its use in food production diminishing, biogas is the next best way to utilise it.

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