Toilet Campaign

  • #ToiletsForAll: Videos and pics sent by CJs September 8, 2014

    Videos and pics sent by citizen journalists. ...
  • No toilet, no bride, says Jairam Ramesh October 22, 2012

    Kota: Days after he kicked up a row by stating that there are more temples than toilets in India, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday urged women not to get married into families which do not have toilets in their homes. "Don't get married in a house where there is no...
  • FTN: Are universal toilets more important than temples? October 22, 2012

    Sagarika Ghose: Yes we are focusing tonight on temples and toilets. Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has said "Mandir se bhi zyada pavitra hai shauchalaya". Even purer than a temple is a toilet, is he insulting Hindu sentiment or making a strong argument to challenge the Indian mentality on toilets?...
  • Lawyer moves court against Jairam's toilet remark October 22, 2012

    Lucknow: A lawyer has moved a court here seeking a direction for lodging an FIR against Union minister Jairam Ramesh over his comment that there were more temples in the country than toilets. The court on Tuesday fixed October 12 as the next date of hearing on the plea. Chief...
  • Temple vs toilet remark: Protests outside Jairam's house October 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Nearly 25 activists of the Bajrang Dal and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Sunday protested outside the Delhi residence of Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh asking him to apologise for his recent remark allegedly comparing temples to toilets at a public meeting on Saturday. Remarking on the lack...
  • Jairam alone can explain his temple vs toilet remark: Congress October 22, 2012

    Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday stirred a controversy for reportedly comparing toilets to temples. Saying that toilets were far more important than temples, he proceeded to comment upon the poor hygiene levels in the latter. While the BJP has slammed Ramesh, the Congress too has distanced itself from the comments. ...
  • BJP lashes out at Jairam for remarks on temples October 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has stirred a controversy for comparing toilets to temples. Ramesh said that toilets are more important that the temples in our country also commenting on poor hygiene levels in the latter. While the BJP lashed out at Ramesh, the Congress has distanced itself...
  • Cong 'disapproves' of Ramesh's temple-toilet remark October 22, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday appeared to disapprove of Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh for his comment that there are more temples in the country than toilets, saying "we respect the sanctity of every religious place". "We respect the sanctity of every religious place irrespective of the community...
  • Cut defence expenditure to fund bio-toilets: Ramesh October 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony on Thursday outrightly rejected Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh's pitch for a share from the national security allocation for social development programmes. "Money provided in the budget for the Defence is for national security," Antony said promising at the same...
  • Indian Railway world's biggest open toilet: Ramesh October 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has called the railway the world's biggest open toilet. He was making a pitch for greater funding for bio-toilets. "We are the world's capital for open defacations. 60 per cent of all open defacations in the world are in India. This is a matter...
  • India is world's capital for open defecation: Ramesh October 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Terming India as world's capital for open defecation, Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister Jairam Ramesh on Thursday said that 100,000 "bio-toilets" will be installed in about 300 backward gram panchayats in the next two years at a cost of Rs 150 crore. "We are the world's capital for open...
  • 'Toilets are being used for storing food grain' October 22, 2012

    Chandigarh: Decrying the lack of proper sanitation facilities, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Friday said toilets built over the last 10 years across the country are being used for storing food grain. "In last 10 years, toilets have been built (across the country)...But toilets are not being used for the...