उषा से आशा…

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राजस्थान के अलवर में रहने वाली ऊषा चाउमार ने अपने साथ सैकड़ों स्त्रियों को सिर पर मैला ढोने की प्रथा से छुटकारा दिलाया. विकास कुमार की रिपोर्ट. ऊषा पहले तो बात करने में खुलती ही नहीं. बेहद औपचारिक तरीके से दुआ-सलाम और फिर इधर-उधर की बातें करती हैं. लेकिन बार-बार अपने बारे में बताने का आग्रह… Read more »

Sulabh is taking a unique initiative on sanitation: “SOCIOLOGY OF SANITATION”

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Sulabh International Centre for Action Sociology in close collaboration with Sulabh International Social Service Organisation is holding the National Conference on “SOCIOLOGY OF SANITATION” ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION, PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL DEPRIVIATION at Mavalankar Hall, Rafi Marg New Delhi, on January 28 & 29, 2013, (Monday & Tuesday). This is a preliminary conference to do brainstorming… Read more »

BMC Mayor inaugurates four new deluxe PUCs

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  Bhopal Municipal Corporation Mayor Krishna Gaur inaugurated four newly constructed advanced deluxe public utility centres at Indrapuri market, Gandhi market Piplani, Sonagiri square, and Bajranj market in Barkehda Pathani on Thursday.  The Corporators of the area, BMC officials and senior citizens were present at the occasion.Lauding the facilities available at the utility centers, the… Read more »

In India, the lowest class still shovels other people’s feces

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  The Indian Supreme Court expressed concern at the delay in passing a bill to ban manual scavenging. The Indian Supreme Court expressed concern on Tuesday at the delay in passing a bill that would ban manual scavenging. The bench told Attorney General G.E. Vahanvati, "They [manual scavengers] are marginalized and Parliament needs to take… Read more »

There’s a greater need for toilets than temples

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  FOUR essentials —  temples, toilets, tablets (computers)  and tap water — are unrelated. But in India, they are. Their uneven availability affects the human development indicators. Straight-talking minister Jairam Ramesh has sparked a debate saying there are more temples in India than toilets. He is right. Facts, established in the United Nation's Human Development… Read more »

Toilet Troubles

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  It’s something almost all of us take for granted, and it’s definitely not a glamorous thing to get involved with, but this country is the perfect example of how wrong things can go when we skip over this essential part of infrastructure. Meeting Dr. Pathak, the founder of Sulabh International was really inspiring.  When… Read more »

Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh Toilet..

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In spirituality lies the essence of happiness,” says Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh International Social Service Organization, considered one of the biggest NGOs in India and a pioneer in low-cost sanitation. In 1969 Dr Pathak was entrusted a special job by a committee set up during the Gandhi centenary celebrations in Patna, India. The… Read more »

Sulabh – Top Player at World Toilet Summit

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  DURBAN – Extending its footprint in the field of low-cost sanitation outside India, Indian NGO Sulabh International Dec 5 said it will expand its operations to 15 African countries, including South Africa, to improve their sanitation facilities. Addressing sanitation experts from across the world during the three-day ‘World Toilet Summit’ here, Sulabh founder Bindeshwar… Read more »