Bride’s new toilet points to social revolution in India

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AFP – Spotlessly clean and decorated with plastic flowers and balloons for its opening ceremony, Priyanka Bharti’s toilet is seen as a gleaming symbol of the empowerment of Indian women. Priyanka Bharti at her in-laws’ residence at Vishnupur Khurd in India’s Uttar Pradesh state. A toilet has been built due to the determination of Priyanka, a… Read more »

The stink that’s engulfed UP

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  More than 60 per cent of the State’s population does not have toilet facilities. The much-hyped Total Sanitation Campaign has been a failure The absence of a toilet nearly deprived a man of marital bliss when his newly-wed bride ran away from her husband’s home on the third day of her marriage, because she… Read more »

Brides new toilet points to social awakening in India

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VISHNUPUR KHURD (Uttar Pradesh) — Spotlessly clean and decorated with plastic flowers and balloons for its opening ceremony, Priyanka Bharti’s toilet is seen as a gleaming symbol of the empowerment of Indian women. It has been built in the village of Vishnupur Khurd in Uttar Pradesh state due to the determination of Priyanka, a young… Read more »

Bride’s new toilet points to social revolution in India

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VISHNUPUR KHURD: Spotlessly clean and decorated with plastic flowers and balloons for its opening ceremony, Priyanka Bharti’s toilet is seen as a gleaming symbol of the empowerment of Indian women. It has been built in the village of Vishnupur Khurd in Uttar Pradesh state due to the determination of Priyanka, a young bride who walked… Read more »

Down the wrong drain

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No sewerage system. Just a squatting platform connected to a covered 4-foot single pit, surrounded by three walls with no doors or ceiling. This is a toilet in Vishnupur Khurd village of Maharajganj district of Uttar Pradesh built with the incentive received under the Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC). It is not the only toilet with… Read more »