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 »

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 »

A stinking mess

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Census 2011 threw up a malodorous statistic: people in 49.8 per cent of households have no toilet facilities and defecate in the open. In contrast, 63.2 per cent of households have a telephone connection, of which 52.3 per cent have cell phones; as for televisions, almost half of the country’s households possess one. Nobody would… Read more »

Sulabh comes to Jairam’s defence over temple-toilet row

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  A prominent NGO involved in promoting sanitation in the country today strongly defended Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh who created a controversy by saying there were more temples in the country than toilets. Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak came in Ramesh’s defence after BJP attacked the minister and Congress distanced itself from his controversial… Read more »