Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicOpen defecation

Topic: open defecation

Bangladesh and Tanzania have a lesson or two for India on open defecation

Like Bangladesh and Tanzania, India can adopt strategies that generate shame and disgust to trigger collective action.

Bangladeshis can teach Narendra Modi’s India a thing or two about using toilets

Bangladesh model is against subsidy driven construction of toilets, focusing instead on generating collective community demand.

Amitabh Bachchan may be a great actor but even he can’t get Indians into toilets for Modi

The programme should turn people into willing toilet users and not because Amitabh Bachchan may shame them for open defecation.

Sanitation as government programme or social change: What works better?

Outcomes of a government programme are limited to target achievements. Once a village is declared ODF, attention towards it is likely to reduce. This creates a risk of slipping back into old habits.

Hindus are less likely to use a toilet than Muslims in India

Data reveals 25% of Hindus who own toilets don't use them, only 10% of Muslims do the same.

Despite initial hiccups, Swachh Bharat mission scores on health report card

Study reveals health indicators for children, women have shown improvement in areas that have become open defecation-free in the past year.

On Camera

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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