SANITATION

  • Hillary Clinton praises Narendra Modi's focus on sanitation October 31, 2014

    Washington: Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his focus on sanitation and cleanliness and called for more women participation for the world economy to recover quickly. "I recently met with my husband with the new prime minister of India, Prime Minister Modi. He...
  • Centre for multi-pronged strategy to popularise 'cleanliness' October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre has called for a multi-pronged communication strategy to turn Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious Clean India Mission into a mass movement, especially through media. The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has sought the I&B Ministry's help in spreading the message of cleanliness among millions of people...
  • UNGA Summit: PM Modi raises concerns about sanitation, power and safe drinking water September 27, 2014

    Speaking at the UNGA Summit, Prime Minister on Saturday said, "Today, 2.5 billion people are out of reach of basic sanitation, 1.3 billion people are in Powerless, 1.1 billion people are not getting drinking water." ...
  • Nagaland: Challenges to water, sanitation to magnify, says CM Zeliang September 25, 2014

    Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang on Wednesday said that challenges related to water and sanitation will magnify in the future due to an ever growing urban population, needing to share already insufficient and poorly managed resources. Launching the National Sanitation Awareness Campaign for Nagaland, Zeliang said most of the urban...
  • R A Mashelkar to head panel to examine best sanitation, drinking water technologies September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari has constituted a 19member panel headed by national research professor R A Mashelkar to examine the best technologies concerning sanitation and drinking water in the country. The panel will identify, evaluate and empanel the best technologies in drinking water and sanitation with a proven...
  • HC restores plea over poor sanitation facility in Delhi September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High on Wednesday restored its earlier order to have the streets, public premises, drains and parks cleaned on daily basis, including on Sundays and public holidays, in the national capital. A bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Siddharth Mridul agreed to bring back into existence its...
  • #ToiletsForAll: Videos and pics sent by CJs September 8, 2014

    Videos and pics sent by citizen journalists. ...
  • #ToiletsForAll: The Citizen Journalist show September 8, 2014

    This week we focus on the status of sanitation and toilets in India. ...
  • Chhattisgarh: Woman divorces husband after he fails to build a toilet at home August 29, 2014

    Bhopal: A 23yearold woman divorced her husband and walked out of her inlaws' home after they failed to build a toilet in their house in Chhattisgarh. The incident took place in the Raigarh district. The woman had set a condition before marriage that a toilet should be constructed at home....
  • Bharti Foundation to invest Rs 100 cr for building toilets August 18, 2014

    New Delh: In a bid to improve household sanitation in rural Punjab, Bharti Foundation on Monday said it will invest up to Rs 100 crore in constructing toilets in Ludhiana over the next three years. The Foundation, which is the development arm of Bharti Enterprises said the programme is inspired by...
  • TCS pledges Rs 100 crore for PM's 'Clean India' initiative August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Country's largest software services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Monday said that it has pledged Rs 100 crore toward financing hygienic sanitation facilities for girl students across 10,000 schools. TCS will earmark a budget of Rs 100 crore to be spent on this initiative, which will help children,...
  • Opendefecation: Centre for linking water, sanitation departments August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre has made a suggestion to the states to merge their Water and Sanitation departments with an aim to give a push to the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, which seeks to make the country free of open defecation by 2019. The advice from the Centre to the states comes...
  • Clean Up India: Expert views on sanitation issues and its solutions August 14, 2014

    CNN-IBN has begun a special initiative to clean up India. It is a project in which you can be involved by sharing your experiences of how there is a complete lack of civic sense across the country. While the government aims to fulfil the plan to achieve maximum sanitation by...
  • Follow Gujarat's water management model: Centre to states June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA government has asked states to emulate the Gujarat water management model to address the problem of water scarcity. The Centre has forwarded a compact disc received from Gujarat government's Water and Sanitation Management Organisation on the subject "The statewide water supply grid" to the states to...
  • Uttarakhand government signs agreement of loan with World Bank worth $310.2 mn May 30, 2014

    The government on Friday signed agreements with the World Bank for loans worth USD 310.2 million for funding development programmes in Uttarakhand and Maharashtra. These programmes include watershed development, rural water supply and sanitation in these two states. The agreements include loan of USD 165 million for Maharashtra rural water supply and...
  • Empower women: Begin with separate toilets May 28, 2014

    In 1883, Kadambini Ganguly and Chandramukhi Basu became the first female graduates of India. They excelled as a medicine expert and an educationist respectively; thereby demystifying the myth that women cannot venture out and contribute to the society like men. Today, more than 61.1 million girls are enrolled at the primary...
  • Gates Foundation selects IIT Roorkee to increase sanitation in India March 22, 2014

    Six Indian institutions were on Saturday selected for financial aid from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to work out solutions to the poor sanitation levels in the country. The institutions were given two years to develop innovative, safe and affordable technologies to improve sanitation. Eram Scientific Solutions and Amrita School of...
  • World's first solar-powered toilet set for India launch March 14, 2014

    A revolutionary waterless toilet powered by the Sun, developed to help some of the 2.5 billion people lacking safe and sustainable sanitation around the world, will be unveiled in India this month. Designed and built using a USD 777,000 grant from the Bill ~~amp;amp; Melinda Gates Foundation, the self-contained, waterless toilet...
  • Power of 49: Women's health and sanitation March 7, 2014

    The Power of 49 campaign has been designed to encourage women to vote this election. CNN-IBN has joined hands with Tata and its 'jaago re' campaign to put the woman voter on the political centrestage. This week on the show CNN-IBN takes the issue of challenges of health and sanitation. ...
  • Hospital to pay Rs 20 lakh compensation to sanitation worker's family member March 1, 2014

    A hospital was on Friday ordered to pay Rs.20 lakh to the family of a sanitation worker who died while cleaning a manhole opposite the hospital. The National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK) ordered the ESI Hospital Noida to pay Rs.20 lakh to the family of Babloo, who died Feb 24. According...
  • Widow honoured for donating her land for construction of toilets in Bahraich November 30, 2013

    Sulabh International on Friday announced a Rs 2 lakh cash prize and Rs 10,000 every month dole to an Uttar Pradesh widow who donated her land for constructing a public toilet complex in a Bahraich village. An official of the NGO said the example set by Manorani Yadav of Bhabhanipur village,...
  • World Toilet Day: Women face harassment at community toilets in Bawana November 19, 2013

    New Delhi: On World Toilet Day, CNNIBN traveled to a slum in Bawana where even basic sanitation facilities are missing. Women are forced to community toilets and also have to face daily harassment. In the past politicians like Union Minister Jairam Ramesh and BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi have vouched...
  • Narendra Modi's 'toilets first, temples later' remark finds support in MP October 4, 2013

    While BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's "toilets first, temples later" remark has evoked mixed reactions, a lot of people feel it is a genuine issue and needs to be strongly addressed. Former Madhya Pradesh Women's Commission chairperson Savita Inamdar, without associating herself with any political class, told PTI that, "There...
  • CJ Show: Videos and Pictures July 21, 2013

    Your Videos and pictures that made it to the show this week. ...
  • Cabinet approves health insurance for rickshawpullers June 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Rickshawpullers, rag pickers, sanitation workers and taxi drivers are among a host of unorganised sector workers who have been brought under the ambit of the national health insurance scheme in a decision taken by the union cabinet Tuesday. The Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) would be extended to rickshawpullers,...
  • Bugs in food: Railways admits lapses in catering April 12, 2013

    New Delhi: In a shocking revelation about the pathetic condition of catering services in Indian Railways, CNNIBN has accessed a railways report that exposes how food is prepared in filthy conditions. The report says that the food served in trains is cooked in dirty, smelly and waterlogged pantry cars. This stands...
  • UP: 13yearold helps bring public toilets to his village April 11, 2013

    Khamhariya Damuan: A 13yearold is acting as a catalyst of change not just for his home, but for the entire village community in Uttar Pradesh. Omkar Dubey took up the issue of sanitation forcing his village heads to set up public toilets. More than 70 per cent Indian homes have...
  • Gujarat: Official claims data on water portal is obsolete March 17, 2013

    Ahmedabad: After the official Water and Sanitation Management Organisation (WASMO) portal stated that 7675 habitations suffer from high ground water fluoride levels, the organisation's chairman called it a "goof-up" and said that less than 400 habitations are affected. The official WASMO portal states that a recent habitation survey found that...
  • Over 3 crore take holy dip in Sangam on Mauni Amavasya February 10, 2013

    Allahabad: Over three crore devotees led by ascetics of Hindu sects on Sunday took a holy dip at Sangam on 'Mauni Amavasya', considered the most auspicious day of bathing during the 12yearly Kumbh congregation in Allahabad. "As per our estimates, three crore people have taken a holy dip till 3 PM....
  • Kumbh: Dalits mark the dawn of a new tradition February 10, 2013

    Allahabad: It's the beginning of a new tradition at the ghats of the Ganga. Around 100 manual scavengers from Rajasthan are taking a dip in its holy waters, washing away centuries of discrimination. Among them is 35yearold Usha Chomar. As she offers her prayers to the mighty river, she says...