Toilet

  • Ending open defecation: Manjhi promises 1.2 crore toilets in 5 years 6 days ago

    Pledging to construct 1.21 crore toilets over next five years covering all households in Bihar, the state government today vowed to end the practice of defecation in open places by 2019 as a token of tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary. "As many as 40 lakh toilets have...
  • Large section of people in 5 states still do not use toilets: Government July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A large section of people in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh have neither built toilets at their homes nor use them as they continue to remain unaware about the benefits of using lavatories, the government said on Monday. Minister of State for Drinking Water...
  • Delhi government to improve toilet facilities in schools June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: To ensure proper toilet facilities in government schools in the city, the Delhi government is carrying out sanitation and renovation works in its educational institutions in this regard. In order to deal with poor condition of toilets in government schools, the Education department has set up a time limit...
  • Too little too late? Sulabh to build toilets in Badaun, where two sisters were allegedly raped and murdered when they went to the fields to relieve themselves June 4, 2014

    Lucknow: Sulabh International will construct toilets in all the houses of Katra Shahadatganj village of Badaun, where two sisters were allegedly gang-raped and murdered last week while they went to relieve themselves in fields. "Any woman defecating in the open is vulnerable and the central government must acknowledge the issue. Resources...
  • Build toilets to tackle rape: Sulabh founder to Modi June 14, 2014

    Founder of Sulabh sanitation movement Bindeshwar Pathak on Tuesday said he would write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi explaining how rapes could be controlled by building toilets for women who make themselves vulnerable to attacks by defecating in the open. "This is the only measure as if they do not have...
  • 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...
  • Museum of Toilets in Delhi ranked 3rd weirdest museum by Time May 21, 2014

    Washington: India's Sulabh International Museum of Toilets is third on the list of the world's ten weirdest museums compiled by the Time magazine. The Delhi-based museum, which traces the history of the lavatories of the past 4,500 years, figures in the list released by the publication on the occasion of the...
  • A billion people still defecate in public, most in India: UN May 9, 2014

    Geneva: One billion people worldwide still practise "open defecation" and they need to be told that this leads to the spread of fatal diseases, UN experts said on Thursday at the launch of a study on drinking water and sanitation. "'Excreta', 'faeces', 'poo', I could even say 'shit' may be,...
  • LS candidate makes pitch for construction of toilets May 3, 2014

    A social worker contesting the Muzaffarpur Lok Sabha seat in Bihar is seeking vote in the name of social cause of making society defecation free. Akshay Verma, who has been facilitating construction of toilet in household under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan is touring vigorously asking people to support him so that he...
  • Construct toilet or get divorce, rural woman warns husband May 3, 2014

    A woman in a Bihar village has demanded a divorce from her husband for not constructing a toilet in their house. Alakh Niranjan of Sadeshopur village near Bihta town in Patna district is a worried man as his wife is upset over being forced to make her way to an open...
  • 'PeeBuddy', a new device that helps Indian women urinate standing up to avoid dirty, public urinals April 17, 2014

    How many times have you complained (or heard a woman complain) about dirty public toilets? Women have faced a constant roadblock when it came to outdoor activities, simply due to filthy public toilets, or even the lack of them. Hiking, camping or long journeys -- many women often face problems with...
  • Ghoghardiha: Three labourers cleaning a toilet tank die of asphyxiation March 29, 2014

    Three persons were asphyxiated to death on Saturday in a toilet tank in Ghoghardiha bazar in Ghoghardiha police station area in Bihar's Madhubani district, police sources said. The incident took place in a house belonging to Pawan Sharma (60) as a labourer Rameshwar Raman (41) entered into a toilet tank to...
  • 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...
  • Inside Shanghai's 'insanely popular' toilet themed restaurant that has toilet seats as chairs and poop-shaped ice cream March 4, 2014

    A restaurant in Shanghai has a toilet theme that is a hit across China with branches in Hong Kong, Fuzhou, Wuhan and Beijing. 'More Than Toilet', an off-shoot of the brand Modern Toilet, which started in Taiwan in 2004, has guests sitting on chairs designed like toilet seats. The ice...
  • Sochi Olympics: US athlete Quinn breaks down door after getting locked in toilet February 9, 2014

    Russia: Locked in a bathroom inside the athlete's village, US Olympic bobsledder Johnny Quinn knew only one way to get out. Through the door. Literally. Quinn said on his Twitter account that he was taking a shower and the "door got locked/jammed." A former NFL player with Green Bay and Buffalo, Quinn...
  • Woman returns home as husband finally builds her a toilet January 10, 2014

    A Dalit woman, here in Indore district, who stayed away from her husband's house for about two years because it did not have a permanent toilet, returned on Friday as her demand was fulfilled. "I am happy that my husband has finally constructed the toilet in the house after agreeing to...
  • Don't marry off daughters in houses without toilets: Nitish Kumar December 30, 2013

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday exhorted people not to marry off their daughters in families which do not have toilets in their houses. Speaking at a function here, Nitish said absence of toilets particularly affect women who suffer 90 per cent of their ailments because of attending to the...
  • Don't marry off daughters in houses without toilets: Nitish December 29, 2013

    Rajgir (Bihar): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday exhorted people not to marry off their daughters in families which do not have toilets in their houses. Speaking at a function, Nitish said absence of toilets particularly affect women who suffer 90 per cent of their ailments because of attending to...
  • Widow who donated her land for toilets made Sulabh's brand ambassador for Bahraich December 3, 2013

    A poor widow, who donated her land for the construction of eight public toilets in Bahraich district was on Tuesday honoured by Sulabh International, which appointed her as its brand ambassador for the region to propagate the sanitation awareness. At a function organised in Lucknow, the low cost sanitation NGO founder...
  • 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,...
  • Bihar will have toilets-for-all, assures Nitish Kumar November 23, 2013

    Re-affirming his commitment of toilets-for-all, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said that open defecation is an affront to human dignity and his government will ensure that this problem is addressed in an urgent manner. Earlier, he had said that those lacking a toilet in their homes will not be...
  • Bihar government pioneered 'toilets first' slogan: Nitish November 20, 2013

    Patna: In an apparent reference to Narendra Modi's 'toilets first, temples later' remark, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said the Bihar government had pioneered the slogan in 2007. "Officials popularised the concept among the people, but some people are now talking about toilet first and temple later," he said...
  • 53 per cent of Indian households defecate in open: World Bank November 19, 2013

    With over 600 million people in India or 53 per cent of Indian households defecating in the open, absence of toilet or latrine is one of the important contributors to malnutrition, a World Bank report has said. The report that was released on Monday on the eve of the first ever...
  • World Toilet Day: Women face harassment at community toilets in Bawana November 19, 2013

    New Delhi: On World Toilet Day, CNN-IBN 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...
  • Swarna Shatabdi, Palace on Wheels to get designed toilets soon November 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Wary of using stinking train toilets? Now, get ready to use newly designed washrooms fitted with vacuum toilet system, like the one seen in planes, as Railways is planning to introduce it on the Delhi-Amritsar Swarna Shatabdi and luxury tourist train Palace on Wheels. "Swarna Shatabdi is going to...
  • Manual scavenging is a pernicious practice, sanctified by the caste system: Jairam Ramesh October 10, 2013

    New Delhi: As the temple vs toilet debate refuses to die, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh, who no longer holds the sanitation portfolio, is using every opportunity to push the case for more toilets to end open defaecation, eradication of the pernicious practice of manual scavenging and the rehabilitation of...
  • Toilet map of India October 8, 2013

    Jairam Ramesh and Narendra Modi have brought the focus on the lack of basic toilet facilities in much of the country. These maps will tell us explicitly why India needs "toilets first and temples later." While the state of availability of latrine facilities in India has improved in the 10...
  • FTP: Does India need universal toilets more than it needs temples? October 7, 2013

    Build toilets first and temples later, said Hindutva icon and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi last week. Speaking at a function organised in New Delhi for the youth, Modi said he dared to say so even though his image as a Hindutva leader did not allow him. A similar...
  • Modi leads, BJP follows: Sena on 'toilet before temple' remark October 5, 2013

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Saturday said that Narendra Modi's "toilets first, temples later" remarks show that the BJP is not in touch with the views of it's prime ministerial candidate. "Modi had to face flak on the toilet remarks. He said 'Jai Jairam' instead of 'Jai Shri Ram' which led...
  • 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...