TOILETS

  • Caparo Group to install bio digester toilets across India: Angad Paul Yesterday

    London: UK-based NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul's Caparo Group plans to install environment- friendly bio digester toilets across India which it created along with the DRDO, aimed at improving living standards in the country's rural and urban areas. "We're privileged to work with DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) technology to...
  • Infosys to construct toilets in 109 schools of Bhubaneswar 2 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: Infosys Foundation informed the Odisha government that it will construct toilets in 109 state-run schools in the capital city as part of its involvement in the Swachha Vidyalaya programme. Infosys Foundation chairperson Sudha Murty informed this to the state government when she met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. This apart,...
  • Woman awarded 28,000 Euros after falling off her own toilet October 19, 2014

    London: A 61-year-old woman has been awarded 28,000 Euros as compensation after she fell off the toilet in her own home in Ireland. Isabela O'Sullivan was injured when a tile fell close to her while she was using the toilet of her Shankill, Dublin home in September, 2011. O'Sullivan got...
  • NTPC to build 8,152 toilets under 'Swacch Bharat' campaign October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: State-owned power major NTPC has committed to build 8,152 toilets in government schools under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cleanliness drive. "Under 'Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan' NTPC has committed to take up work for 8,152 toilets in government schools from the list available on Ministry of Human Resource and Development...
  • Clean Up India: Bill Gates appreciates Modi's toilet initiative October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates on Tuesday appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to bring sanitation into focus. "Narendramodi has India talking about toilets-and that's a great thing," Gates said in a tweet, which was re-tweeted by the Prime Minister. Gates, along...
  • Delhi government to build toilets in 700 slum clusters October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi government has decided to construct toilet blocks in 700 slum clusters after identifying the shortfall of lavatories in these settlements, an official said on Sunday. "The shortage of toilet blocks in Jhuggi Jhopdi (slum dwelling) clusters has made DUSIB take it as a mission to provide toilet...
  • One lakh toilets to be built in schools, colleges, says Piyush Goyal October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Coal and Power minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said that one lakh toilets would be constructed in schools and colleges by the PSUs under his ministries within a year. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accorded highest priority to cleanliness. He gave a message for...
  • Pune: Family running a firm to provide portable toilets to slum dwellers October 2, 2014

    A family in Pune is running a firm which provides cheap and portable toilets to slum dwellers and construction workers. Rajeev Kher, along with his brother Ranjit and friend Ulka, runs Saraplast Sanitation Systems, a business aimed at providing portable toilets. The toilet has a 250-litre tank, that is emptied...
  • Clean Up India: 108 toilets built in Badaun but villagers unwilling to use them October 2, 2014

    Badaun: As the government begins its Swacch Bharat campaign, NGOs Sulabh International is leaving no stone unturned to provide the locals with adequate toilets in the Katra Sadatganj village in Badaun in Uttar Pradesh. Brick by brick, NGO Sulabh International has built 108 toilets in the Badaun village. The NGO...
  • Separate toilet for girls, demand students of Madhya Pradesh government higher secondary school October 1, 2014

    In Intkhedi, just 20 kilometres from Bhopal, the girls in a government higher secondary school are grappling with a common problem of no separate toilets for them. They are expecting that the government's Clean India campaign will provide a separate toilet for them. ...
  • Bio-toilets installed in 300 train coaches: Railways September 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: South Central Railway (SCR) has installed bio-toilets in 300 train coaches so far as a part of its plan to do away with direct discharge toilet system. "We have fitted bio-toilets in 300 coaches and 260 more will be added in the next few months," SCR General Manager PK...
  • Delhi HC asks civic bodies to come out with plan for public toilets September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing anguish over "serious dearth" of public toilets in the national capital and their bad condition, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked civic bodies, including the NDMC and the Cantonment Board, to come out with a clear plan for providing better sanitation in the city. A bench of...
  • Gujarat government launches helpline to build toilets at home September 21, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Sunday launched a toll free number for people in Valsad district through which they can seek government's assistance in building toilets at home. The service was launched by Patel at a function at Nanapodha village in Kaparda taluka of Valsad. As per the new...
  • HC seeks report from Delhi government on toilets catering to shelter homes September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday took note of nonfunctional mobile toilets that cater to homeless people living in night shelters and sought a report from the city government by Friday. "Please inform us tomorrow as to how many permanent and temporary toilets are there for the shelter homes....
  • #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. ...
  • 50,000 motivators needed to translate Modi dream of toilet in every house: Sulabh September 6, 2014

    Manali: 50,000 motivators are need to achieve Prime Minister Narendra Modi's target of building a toilet in every household in next five years, founder of leading sanitation organization Sulabh International Bindeshwar Pathak on Saturday said. "This is achievable...but to translate it into action there is a need to prepare 50,000 change...
  • No clearance to schools without proper toilets: Kerala CM September 3, 2014

    Kerala CM Oommen Chandy on Wednesday informed the media that the state government has given a deadline of 100 days starting from Wednesday to all the schools to construct proper toilets. He said that no clearance will be allotted to school that fail to achieve the mark. ...
  • MP: Parents don't allow girl students to go to school due to lack of toilets in Bhind September 1, 2014

    Bhind: Several parents in Madhya Pradesh's Bhind district stopped sending their girls to school due to lack of toilets there. 90 schools in the district don't have toilets. Many students have stopped coming to school because of this. The school authorities and local administration have failed to take any corrective measures....
  • UP: Sulabh hands over 108 low cost toilets to villagers in Badaun September 1, 2014

    Lucknow: Sulabh International handed over 108 low cost toilets to villagers at Katra Sadatganj in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh, where two sisters were allegedly gangraped and murdered while they went to relieve themselves in fields. This sanitation drive is the starting point for a nationwide 'Toilets for Every House' campaign....
  • Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: L&T to build 5,000 toilets across India August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: In a corporate social responsibility initiative, infrastructure conglomerate L&T will build 5,000 toilets, the company announced on Sunday. "AM Naik, group executive chairman, announced a major CSR initiative that would add traction to the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' programme recently launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence Day," L&T...
  • 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....
  • Clean water advocate Matt Damon takes the ASL ice bucket challenge with toilet water; nominates George Clooney, Bono, Tom Brady August 28, 2014

    This might gross most of us out, but noted actor Matt Damon did exactly that for his ice bucket challenge. An advocate of water conservation, he said his video was meant to send a message. Damon is also the cofounder of Water.org, an organisation that is dedicated in providing aid...
  • Smriti Irani tells states to plan for construction of toilets for girls in schools August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday directed all state governments to prepare an action plan for the construction of toilets for girls in government schools by July next year. Irani's directive follows Prime Minister Narendra Modi Swacch Bharat campaign mentioned in his Independence day speech. The...
  • Smriti Irani asks states for action plan on 'toilets for girls' goal August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday asked states to prepare an action plan for construction of toilets for girls in all government schools by July next year in keeping with the goal set up Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In his Independence Day speech, Modi had said that all...
  • DRDO's biotoilets can help 'Swachh Bharat' mission: Venkaiah Naidu August 25, 2014

    Hyderabad: The biotoilets developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation would bring about "a revolution" in rural areas, and the government had set its sights on ending open defecation in the country, Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday. The NDA government was pushing the initiative in a...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on 'Clean Up India' August 24, 2014

    On this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on the ongoing campaign 'Clean Up India.' He states that the status of toilets could equate to that of a club in the future. ...
  • Construct toilets for women in J&K's Kathua district: Jitendra Singh August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday met Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari and sought his help for the construction of toilets for women living in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. Singh explained to Gadkari that women, particularly those living in villages, are forced to go outdoors for toilet...
  • Modi effect: Chhattisgarh to build toilets in 100 schools August 20, 2014

    Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for 'Clean India' initiative and focus on school sanitation, Chhattisgarh Government has decided to construct toilets in as many as 100 schools. Chhattisgarh Housing Board (CHB) will execute the plan to build the lavatories. "A project has been prepared by Chhattisgarh Housing Board...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 19, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...