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Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu threatens dharna, fast to promote toilet construction

N Chandrababu Naidu has set March 31 as the deadline for all households in the state to have individual sanitary latrines (ISL) so as to make AP completely open defecation-free.

published on : 5th January 2018

CM Chandrababu Naidu to fast in districts failing to meet open defecation free deadline

Chandrababu Naidu says there will be no compromise on the March 31 target; he urged the people to take part in the programme.

published on : 5th January 2018

Hyderabad becomes second major city to be declared open defecation free

A city is notified or declared as ODF only if, at any point in the day, not a single person is found defecating in the open.

published on : 3rd January 2018

Bihar Dalit woman sells mangalsutra to build toilet at home

Even as Bihar’s Rs 15-crore toilet scam has roiled the state politics, a Dalit woman in a village near Patna has set an example by selling her mangalsutra to build a toilet at her home.

published on : 20th November 2017

Mission ODF: College students to identify households sans toilets

Pursuing the goal of achieving the ODF (open defecation free) status for Srikakulam district, the education authorities have decided to rope in the services of college and university students.

published on : 20th November 2017

Global Entrepreneurship Summit: Hitec City getting a facelift, but whither toilets?

Workers have a tough time as they have to relieve themselves in the open; the six toilets housed at HICC entrance are yet to be installed.

published on : 15th November 2017

Come 2018, Andamanese without a toilet at home to land in jail

 Strict action would be taken against those who fail to comply.

published on : 8th November 2017

Telangana: Build toilets or face power and water cuts, say officials for Open Defecation project

‘No toilet, no electricity’ is the new mantra of Khammam district officials to make villages open defecation free (ODF).

published on : 27th October 2017

Maharashtra Government will 'shame' people who defecate in open: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis

A three-tier validation process had been adopted where the cities, which became ODF were first inspected by the local administration, then by the state government and the central agency gave its nod.

published on : 1st October 2017

Guntur district to achieve Open Defecation Free status by October 2  

A target has been set to make all the 1,004 villages in Guntur district Open Defecation Free (ODF) by Gandhi Jayanthi. 

published on : 8th September 2017

Toilet use limited to 40 per cent in rural Odisha: CSE Research

A recent study by a New Delhi-based research and advocacy body claimed that only 40 per cent of the families living in rural Odisha have access to toilets.

published on : 2nd September 2017

Most slum dwellers in Hyderabad still opt for open defecation

As per Express findings, at several places in the city there are no toilets even in the radius of 2 Kms; more projects are in pipeline to make toilets available, says GHMC.

published on : 27th August 2017

Hyderabad becomes free of open defecation

The city received the tag after all its corporators gave an undertaking that their respective wards were open defecation free.

published on : 16th August 2017

Uttar Pradesh to build 44,000 toilets/day to meet ODF target

Realising the uphill task, Chief Secretary Rajiv Kumar has asked District Magistrates to spend at least 30 minutes each day to monitor the pace of toilet construction in their respective districts.

published on : 3rd August 2017

In MP's Chhatarpur, Dalits allege Patels stopping them building toilets

Three days ago, Prajapati men from Barakhera village met the Chhatarpur district panchayat chairman Rajesh Prajapati and submitted a detailed complaint.

published on : 15th July 2017
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