TOILETS

  • PM Narendra Modi copying my scheme of adopting villages, building toilets, says Mulayam 23 hours 1 minutes ago

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "copying" his schemes of adopting villages and constructing toilets. "He (Modi) is talking about adopting villages. I have adopted villages in 1990. The Prime Minister is copying me. I have done all this. I have initiated...
  • Watch: A super-sized cake shaped like a toilet was unveiled in New Delhi on World Toilet Day 4 days ago

    A super-sized cake shaped like a toilet and weighing more than 1500 lbs was unveiled in New Delhi as part of the International Toilet Festival. 19th November was the 'World Toilet Day,' an initiative to raise awareness of the need for clean sanitation.Sulabh International, a social service organisation that works...
  • Bihar CM threatens Union Ministers from state of ban on entry on failing to get aid 4 days ago

    Patna: Known for his controversial remarks, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday again evoked a sharp criticism when he charged the Centre with ignoring the interest of the state and said seven Union Ministers from the state would not be allowed entry if they failed to bring desired...
  • From luscious lip shaped urinals to lavish gold toilets: 15 of the world's most unusually designed toilets 5 days ago

    World Toilet Day is celebrated on 19th November to raise awareness about the lack of proper sanitation across the globe. Despite the human right to water and sanitation, of the world's seven billion people, 2.5 billion people do not have access to toilets. Our country has seen crimes against women...
  • Over 5,000 Anganwadi schools in Gujarat lack toilets: CAG November 11, 2014

    Gandhinagar: A report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, tabled before the Gujarat Assembly on Tuesday, notes that more than 5,000 Anganwadi centers in the state did not have toilets as of the last year. The BJP government tabled the audit report on local bodies for the year...
  • From Srirangapatna, a data lesson for India's cities November 11, 2014

    How many public taps are currently in the city and where do new taps need to be installed? Where do new public toilets need to be created? Which houses do not have daily garbage collection? These are questions that confront city officials all over the world every day. The solution...
  • Having a toilet at home an eligiblity criteria to contest elections in Gujarat November 11, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Aspirants for elections to local bodies, including municipal corporations in Gujarat, will now have to prove that they have toilet facility at their homes or they will not be able to contest. The Legislative Assembly on Monday unanimously passed the Gujarat Local Authorities Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, making it mandatory...
  • Woman who sold 'mangalsutra' to build toilet honoured by Pankaja Munde November 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Rural Development Minister Pankaja Munde on Thursday honoured Sangita Awhale, a woman from Saikheda village in Washim district, who sold her 'mangalsutra' to build a toilet. "Toilet is a basic necessity, compared to ornaments. I sold all my ornaments and decided to build the toilet," Sangita told reporters...
  • MP: Children to blow whistles to stop practice of open defecation in Indore November 2, 2014

    Indore: In a bid to check the practice of open defecation, a social experiment will soon be started in villages of Indore division where children will blow a loud whistle to embarrass those who defecate in public. The state government is planning to set up groups of school children to...
  • Caparo Group to install bio digester toilets across India: Angad Paul October 29, 2014

    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 October 27, 2014

    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...