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The study found a reduction in open defecation owing to a firstborn child being a girl far greater in poor urban households than richer ones.
India’s Demographic and Health Survey that asks household-level questions greatly underestimates open defecation among households with latrines.
Roshni, 12, and her minor nephew Avinash were beaten to death in MP for allegedly defecating in the open, triggering a wave of shame and anger in the country.
Around 1.35 crore households in rural Bengal have been covered by the 'Mission Nirmal Bangla', which aimed at making all villages open defecation free by October 2.
North-West Delhi MP Udit Raj had declared Jheemarpura ODF in May 2018, but residents still complain of a lack of toilets and other infrastructure.
Study suggests the high user charges are undermining the benefits of the Modi government’s flagship Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Like Pakistan, Uttar Pradesh is home to about 200 million people, which it can’t seem to take care of very well.
Rural Development Ministry data shows Modi's village Nagepur in Varanasi is not open defecation-free, scores zero out of three.
The CAG report, tabled in Gujarat assembly, shows nearly 30% of the households in 120 gram panchayats do not have toilets.
Like Bangladesh and Tanzania, India can adopt strategies that generate shame and disgust to trigger collective action.
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