Gayghata : Founder of Sulabh International Bindeshwar Pathak during The 'Sulabh Drinking Water' project converts contaminated pond water into safe drinking water at Madhusudan kati village of Gayghata block under 24 Pargana of West Bengal, on Jan. 31, 2015. (Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)
GAIGHATA (NORTH 24-PARGANAS): As civic bodies keep "planning" to offer safe drinking water in arsenic-hit areas, a small village in North 24-Parganas has taken the lead and set up a water treatment plant to fight the scourge.
Only 14 km from the Bangldesh border, the remote hamlet of Ma
“I would tell the Prime Minister if there were toilets everywhere, manual scavenging would end automatically. And [if] children of manual scavengers were given free education and scholarships, they can come into the national mainstream and not looked down upon,” she said.