Toilets

  • Separate toilet for girls, demand students of Madhya Pradesh government higher secondary school 21 hours 11 minutes ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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. ...
  • Toilet construction not enough, need a cultural revolution: Jairam Ramesh August 19, 2014

    Former Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has come out in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean India' initiative and backed his boost for a toilet revolution in the country. ...
  • We want to execute the toilet plan as fast as possible: TCS August 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Four days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked parliamentarians and corporate sector to help build separate toilets for girls in schools across the country by next year, Tata Consultancy and Bharti Foundation have decided to pledge Rs 100 crore each in this regard. TCS will earmark a budget of...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle August 18, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • 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...
  • Women should make sure that there is a toilet before marriage: Nirmala Samant August 18, 2014

    National Commission for Women member Nirmala Samant on Monday praised women who stood for themselves and left their inlaw's house due to lack of toilets. She said, "Before marrying every women should make sure that there is toilet in their inlaw's house." ...
  • UP: Kushinagar DM orders construction of toilets after 6 women left their inlaws' home August 18, 2014

    Kushinagar: District Magistrate of Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh on Monday said that he has authorised the construction of toilets in the village. This comes after six newlywed women in Kushinagar left their husband's homes due to lack of toilets. Neelam, Kalawati, Shakina, Niranjan, Gudiya and Sita, registered their protest against...
  • UP: Lack of toilets, 6 women leave home August 18, 2014

    Six newlywed women on Sunday returned to their parents as the house of their inlaws' in Kushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh did not have toilet. The women left their inlaws' houses in Khesiya village in the past two months, claimed a local social worker Asha Parveen. ...
  • PM Modi should now act on what he said: Mamta Sharma August 18, 2014

    National Commission for Women chairperson Mamata Sharma on Monday praised the women who stood for themselves and left their inlaw's house due to lack of toilets. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence day brought up the issue of lack of proper toilets facilities. Mamta said, "I respect Modi's speech but...
  • Jairam Ramesh supports PM Modi, says building toilets a cultural revolution August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday praised women who stood up for themselves and left their inlaw's home due to lack of toilets. Ramesh said he supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to build toilets for women, adding it should become a collective endeavour. "Building toilets is...