The stink that’s engulfed UP

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  More than 60 per cent of the State’s population does not have toilet facilities. The much-hyped Total Sanitation Campaign has been a failure The absence of a toilet nearly deprived a man of marital bliss when his newly-wed bride ran away from her husband’s home on the third day of her marriage, because she… Read more »

Down the wrong drain

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No sewerage system. Just a squatting platform connected to a covered 4-foot single pit, surrounded by three walls with no doors or ceiling. This is a toilet in Vishnupur Khurd village of Maharajganj district of Uttar Pradesh built with the incentive received under the Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC). It is not the only toilet with… Read more »

Tracing toilets

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A tall building with two storeys, a book by William Shakespeare, a throne and a nicely decorated vase. These are all toilets in fancy shapes at the Sulabh International Toilet Museum, located at Mahavir Enclave, Palam Dabri Road in New Delhi. Being the only toilet museum of the world, it has a rare collection of… Read more »