The man behind Sulabh Sauchalaya

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Since 2011 Sulabh has been building toilets in each of the homes of the 146 families that live here. The village which was awarded the Nirmal Gram Puraskar in 2012 now has almost zero open defecation. Mint met 71-year-old Bindeshwar Pathak, the man behind the change.

Bindeshwar Pathak | The sanitation Santa Claus

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The man behind Sulabh Shauchalayas has transformed thousands of lives by helping people build toilets in their homes Freedom from open defecation | Bindeshwar Pathak Vijaylakshmi was 14 when she came to Hirmathla village in Mewat district, Haryana, from Rajasthan. The first lesson she learnt at her marital home was to wake up at 4am… Read more »

India plans to provide toilets for 800 million people by 2019

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India's new government has embarked on the challenging endeavor of ending open defecation by providing toilets for some 800 million people by the year 2019, its latest annual budget shows. Federal finance minister Arun Jaitley last week allocated 343,770 million rupees (US$7.2 billion) of the general budget to ensure toilets in every house. The allocation,… Read more »

A delegation from Nepal

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A delegation from Nepal headed by Dr Govinda Bahadur Tandon, member secretary, Pashupati Development trust visited Sulabh headquarters today. He said having Sulabh public toilets in Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most significant Hindu temples of Shiva, and a UNESCO world heritage site would be great gift from India. Listen to the podcast here.

‘Sanitation for all will bring down crimes against women’

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Applauding the proposal to provide sanitation to all households by 2019, Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak Friday said the step would bring down sexual crimes against women in the country. Arguing that sexual assaults often took place because women are forced to answer the call of nature in the open, Pathak cited the horrific gang… Read more »

An interview with Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh International

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Sulabh International Social Service Organisation, an NGO, founded in 1970 has become a known name for people especially in North India. It works towards the improvement of sanitation and scavengers in India. They developed toilet facilities, which do not require scavenging to clean.   Go to a railways station, bus station or a shining Delhi metro station, the… Read more »

Q & A – `Women suffer sanitation absence most also impacts economy’

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One month after the horrific Badaun gang rape exposed how gravely at risk women and minors lacking domestic toilets are, India's sanitation scenario remains dire. Social worker and Padma Bhushan awardee ​Bindeshwar Pathak is founder of Sulabh Sanitation Movement, an organisation that helps build low-cost toilets across the country. Speaking with Fozia Yasin, Pathak discussed the socio-economic… Read more »