Meira Kumar condemns manual scavenging

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Describing manual scavenging as ‘despicable’, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar lamented that the caste system and untouchability existing in India.   She said 'unless the society cleanse its mind of all the ills, no amount of effort can get rid of such practices.’ The Speaker said Parliament should also rise to the occasion to meet… Read more »

Sanitary household toilet is the most important aspect of sanitation : Bharatsinh Solanki

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The Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation Shri Bharatsinh Solanki addressing the Workshop on Sociology of Sanitation- Environmental Sanitation, Public Health and Deprivation, in New Delhi today, emphasised the need of educating various sections of the people to improve sanitation, health, environment and to help liberate scavenging system from the… Read more »

Meira Kumar inaugurates National Conference on Sociology of Sanitation

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  Meira Kumar, Speaker, Lok Sabha, lighted the lamp to inaugurate the National Conference on Sociology of Sanitation (Environmental Sanitation, Public health and Social Deprivation), in New Delhi on Monday. Union Minister for Rural Development, Drinking Water and Sanitation, Jairam Ramesh and the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Drinking Water and Sanitation, Bharatsinh Madhavsinh… Read more »

Shri Bharatsinh Solanki Says Provision of Adequate Sanitation Coverage in Rural India Still Remains a Major Challenge

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  Shri Bharatsinh Solanki Says Provision of Adequate Sanitation Coverage in Rural India Still Remains a Major Challenge  We Need To Educate People to Improve Sanitation, Health and Environment to Help Liberate Scavenging System from the Country    The Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation Shri Bharatsinh Solanki addressing the… Read more »

Manual scavenging a result of caste system: Speaker Meira Kumar

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  New Delhi: Terming manual scavenging as “despicable”, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Monday called on society to cleanse its mindset to get rid of such practices. “The caste system and untouchability in the country has given rise to such practices. Unless the society cleanses its mind of all the ills, no amount of effort… Read more »

Public revolution possible if Parliament doesn’t fulfill duty: Meira Kumar

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Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Monday voiced fear that people could take to the streets if Parliament fails to address the issue of social inequality and prejudices. "If Parliament does not fulfill this responsibility duly, then public revolutions will take place on roads and possibility of bloodshed cannot be denied," she said. The Speaker made… 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 »

Public toilets for our cities

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  Linfen in China offers a significant lesson to Indian cities. It convincingly shows that simple, but vital things such as public toilets are as critical as any large infrastructure project to make cities liveable. For long, Linfen was one of the worst cities in the world to live in. But, in the last four… Read more »

Build loos, but also toilet train men

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Experts Blame Social Conditioning; Suggest Hefty Fines On Offenders New Delhi: While men urinating on Delhi streets is a common sight, the recent shooting of a 17-year-old girl who tried to stop her 26-yearold neighbour from urinating outside her house has shaken public consciousness. Although there is acute shortage of public toilets in the city,… Read more »