Indian government launches ‘no lavatory, no bride’ campaign

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The Indian government has launched a 'no lavatory, no bride' campaign, telling women to reject potential suitors if they cannot provide an inside lavatory. The comments were made by India's controversial rural development minister, Jairam Ramesh, who recently angered Hindus by pointing out there were more temples than lavatories for the country's 1.2 billion people…. Read more »

Indian government launches ‘no lavatory, no bride’ campaign

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A new campaign in India is urging brides to reject suitors if they cannot provide them with an indoor bathroom. The country’s rural development minister Jairam Ramesh recently pointed out that there are more temples than bathrooms in India. The Indian government has launched a 'no lavatory, no bride' campaign, telling women to reject potential… Read more »

‘Delhi needs at least 50,000 urinals’

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Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak feels the government has to gets its act together if it really plans to promote the use of toilets.  In an interview with Sugandha Pathak, he suggests direct  funding and a  more aggressive awareness campaign.  Excerpts: How do think Delhi fares in providing public toilet facilities? Delhi requires at least… Read more »

India’s sacred City of Widows

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Abused or banished by in-laws after the deaths of their husbands, nearly 15,000 women seek shelter in Vrindavan. VRINDAVAN, INDIA — Lalita Goswami was married only a few years when her husband, a Hindu priest who beat her and abused drugs, died of an apparent overdose. She was left with three young children. Still, she… Read more »

Let’s talk about it: Ramesh has brought toilets into public discourse, now devise solutions

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It's good that union minister Jairam Ramesh has triggered an animated conversation around toilets, usually given short shrift in public discourse. But at the same time, pitching temples against toilets on a priority scale has confounded the debate. The issue at hand cannot be boiled down to a simple faith vs utility argument. Temples are places where… Read more »