Monday, 5 December, 2022

Topic: Sanitation

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.

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 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.

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.

No, Modi’s Swachh Bharat is not like earlier sanitation measures, it’s much better

ThePrint’s article on Modi’s Swachh Bharat campaign is condescending in title and content

In mad race for targets, Modi’s Swachh Bharat could fumble the same way UPA plans did

Setting ambitious deadlines for toilet construction takes the focus away from providing long-term solutions to rural sanitation.

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.

Data shows India’s last red state Tripura is low on development, but high on social indices

Tripura fares well on multiple social and health indicators, but has the highest unemployment percentage in India.

Drain deaths: Cheap labour, distrust of machines keep manual scavenging alive

ThePrint takes stock of laws prohibiting this dehumanising practice and finds out why they are not being enforced despite disturbing statistics. Sabah K & Vandana Menon

On Camera


Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

A walk around National War Memorial to read 8 stories of heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 war

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.