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Sanitation workers in Kavali mandal, Nellore district. | Photo: Special arrangement

Andhra villages see big drop in dengue, malaria, typhoid cases after pilot sanitation drive

Andhra govt data shows cases of seasonal diseases like dengue, typhoid, acute diarrhoea & malaria fell 97.4%, 96%, 81.7% and 50.4%, respectively, after the sanitation drive.
A toilet block in a village in Bhopal District, Madhya Pradesh | Photo: Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg

Study finds Indian households with female children reduce practice of open defecation

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.
Rajiv Ranjan Mishra Mishra, director general, National Mission for Clean Ganga

Decentralisation key to success of sanitation scheme, says Namami Gange chief Rajiv Mishra

Delegating powers to states, integrating project maintenance into its design, and collecting good data were some of the key points highlighted about India's water and sanitation projects.
A toilet block in a village in Bhopal District, Madhya Pradesh | Photo: Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg

Swachh Bharat toilets without sanitation is why Dalits are at the receiving end

Modi government needs to extend the scope of the Swachh Bharat campaign and improve sanitation keeping in mind that many sanitation workers are Dalits.
File photo Narendra Modi at a Swachh Bharat campaign | PTI

Modi govt’s Swachh Bharat shows why switching to ‘mission mode’ is helping India

From funding flexibility to faster outcomes, government service delivery works better if it is implemented in mission mode and not as a programme.
Manual Scavenging

Between Swachh Bharat & deaths – where is the sanitation policy for manual scavengers?

Deaths of sanitation workers are being reported even from new and high-end treatment infrastructures -- whether government-owned or hotels and malls.
Narendra Modi with a statue of Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi valued sanitation more than Independence. Modi’s Swachh Bharat is fulfilling his dream

A UNICEF study showed that on average, ODF village households accrued cumulative benefits of Rs 50,000 per year and their property value increased by Rs 19,000.

93% rural households have access to toilets & 96.5% use them, says survey

The survey was conducted between November 2018 and February 2019 under the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
Public toilets | Frédéric Soltan/Corbis via Getty Images

Use of public toilets costs slum dwellers 104 times what those with own toilets spend

Study suggests the high user charges are undermining the benefits of the Modi government’s flagship Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Bill Gates | Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg

Bill Gates aims to save half a million lives by reinventing the toilet

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation spent $200 million over seven years funding sanitation research.

On Camera

The victim's pyre burns amid heavy police presence in her village, Boolgarhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrintIndia

Dear upper caste Indians, Hathras is not another Nirbhaya. It is a Khairlanji

From Kilvenmani massacre in 1968 to the Chunduru massacre in 1991 to the Khairlanji atrocity in 2006, Dalits have been vainly hoping to access legal justice in India.

Why millions of women are going to quit their jobs due to Covid

Nearly 2 million women are considering taking a leave of absence or leaving the workforce altogether, according to the McKinsey ‘Women in the Workplace’ report.

Defence

Representational Image of a soldier in one of the canteen stores department | http://www.csdindia.gov.in/

Defence Ministry to stop sale of imported goods, including from China, in military canteens

The decision to stop sale of imported goods in canteen store departments is part of efforts to promote local goods. Defence sources say sale of foreign liquor also may follow.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.