Vijayawada Municipal Corporation aims to achieve Open Defecation-Free status

In this regard, the VMC has requested the people to make use of the public toilets.

published on : 18th November 2020

Odisha's Sambalpur Municipal Corporation imposes Rs 100 penalty for urinating in public

Enforcement officer of SMC Subhankar Mohanty said the decision to crack down on this public menace was taken to ensure that no one is found polluting the city.

published on : 9th November 2020

56 per cent of Tamil migrants in Ernakulam have no access to toilets at home

The Tamil migrants in Ernakulam, which has the highest concentration of migrants in the state, alone constitutes around 20 per cent of the total migrants in the district.

published on : 29th August 2020

NGO loo-sens purse strings to pip open defecation

In ATK Nagar under the Uppiliyakudi village panchayat, which had less than 5% houses using toilets, every woman had to wage a battle every day, until two years ago, when an NGO helped them.

published on : 29th May 2020

COVID-19: FIR against Tablighis for defecating in open

The accused men are residents of Barabanki in Uttar Pradesh and had attended the religious congregation held last month at Nizamuddin, they said.

published on : 8th April 2020

Coronavirus fear: Gadag witness massive reduction in open defecation

Earlier hundreds of villagers used to defecate openly but after the coronavirus fear, it has reduced to a great extent.

published on : 16th March 2020

Ban on open defecation: 93 per cent women feel safe, says study

Union Jal Shakti Minister GS Shekhwat released a study done by the UNICEF and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) on the impact of the SBM(G) on rural women. 

published on : 5th March 2020

Assam's Hailakandi, Golaghat certified as ODF plus

The ODF plus programme has four verticals - biodegradable waste management, plastic waste management, greywater management and faecal sludge management.

published on : 22nd February 2020

Union Cabinet approves second phase of Swachh Bharat Mission (Rural) project

The second phase will be implemented on a mission mode between 2020-21 and 2024-25 with an estimated central and state budget of Rs 52,497 crore.

published on : 19th February 2020

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