open defecation

Man behind India's first open-defecation free village receives Padma Shri

Thirty years ago,  S Damodaran witnessed an event at Maruthur, which shook him. A woman had gone to defecate in the open, leaving her two children a few metres away.

published on : 27th January 2022

Toilets look ‘Swachh’ on paper, but dirty deals keep open defecation rampant near Chennai

In many villages, toilets built under Swachh Bharat scheme are unusable

published on : 19th July 2021

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