Open defecation

Dirty truth of open defecation free block

The affected villagers had to take shelter at a Government school for a considerable amount of time.

published on : 14th September 2019

Odisha becomes open defecation free State ahead of Gandhi Jayanti

After failing to meet several deadlines of the Centre, Odisha government had assured the Centre in June of achieving the ODF status by October 2 this year.

published on : 9th September 2019

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike to conduct audit of public toilets, eyes ODF tag

While public toilets cater to busy areas such as commercial spaces, bus stands, railway stations and more, one community toilet must be built for every six people in low-income areas.

published on : 29th August 2019

Swachh Bharat Mission teams to visit Hyderabad for re-certification of Open Defecation Free status

A team of officials appointed by Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) will arrive in the city this week to inspect various parts of the city for re-certification of Open Defecation Free (ODF++) status.

published on : 27th August 2019

17 towns along Ganga declared open-defecation free: Bihar government to NGT

The affidavit was filed after NGT's May 29 order directing Bihar, West Bengal and Jharkhand to monitor Ganga cleaning and file report.

published on : 7th August 2019

Mamata Banerjee declares rural Bengal open defecation free

Around 1.35 crore households in rural Bengal have been covered by the 'Mission Nirmal Bangla'.

published on : 3rd August 2019

Telangana all set to achieve Open Defecation Free status by end of July

The minister said that as desired by CM KCR, Telangana has been transformed into ODF.

published on : 28th July 2019

Nearing completion Swachh Bharat mission sees cut in allocation: Expenditure Secretary

Girish Chandra Murmu said that the mission would now be undertaken on a back-end mission of solid waste management under a cluster system.

published on : 12th July 2019

No check on open defecation in Sambalpur city

Sambalpur civic body fails to sensitise people over safe sanitation practices.

published on : 7th July 2019

Many states became open defecation free, achieved 100 pc toilet coverage since SBM launch: Survey

Around 99.2 per cent of rural India has been covered in the last four years under Swachh Bharat Mission.

published on : 4th July 2019

Long way to go till Bengaluru is open defecation free

Around 800 beneficiaries have received Rs 15,000 as incentive/subsidy to build a low-cost, good quality household toilet.

published on : 30th May 2019

Not so swachh villages near Delhi belie govt campaign

Open defecation, overflowing drains and piles of garbage are the grim reality of villages in Haryana on the periphery of the national capital

published on : 11th May 2019

Great relief! Elephant teaches man a lesson for defecating in open, carries him in trunk for 50 metres

The plight of a West Bengal man with an elephant will be a nightmare if you're one of the persons who defecate in open.

published on : 25th April 2019

PM Modi declares over 5 lakh villages open defecation free

In December 2018, more than 50 lakh toilets participated in the 'Clean Beautiful Toilet' or 'Shining Toilet' contests, he said.

published on : 27th January 2019

Srinagar likely to be declared open defecation-free by October this year

The SMC will soon launch Swachta app which would act as a communication tool between SMC officials and public for redressal of their grievances.

published on : 19th February 2018