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 »

Sulabh gives job to women who revolted against lack of toilets

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Low-cost sanitation NGO Sulabh International on Sunday offered jobs to three women who revolted against their in-laws for lack of toilets in their respective matrimonial homes in Uttar Pradesh. On the eve of World Toilet Day, regular jobs were offered to three run-away brides from Gorakhpur area of the State, Sulabh International, which has so… Read more »

From plastic portable loos to Sanitary Bonds, India needs a latrine policy

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  After Mahatma Gandhi, Jairam Ramesh is the only national leader to be genuinely concerned that 65 years after Independence, some 600 million Indians in the 21st century continue to use open skies as their latrines. While Lee Kuan Yew continues to exhort Singaporeans to have cleaner loos, our ministry of railways thinks depositing human excreta all along the country's… 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 »

‘Delhi needs at least 50,000 urinals’

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Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak feels the government has to gets its act together if it really plans to promote the use of toilets.  In an interview with Sugandha Pathak, he suggests direct  funding and a  more aggressive awareness campaign.  Excerpts: How do think Delhi fares in providing public toilet facilities? Delhi requires at least… 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 »