Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh Toilet..

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In spirituality lies the essence of happiness,” says Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh International Social Service Organization, considered one of the biggest NGOs in India and a pioneer in low-cost sanitation. In 1969 Dr Pathak was entrusted a special job by a committee set up during the Gandhi centenary celebrations in Patna, India. The… 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 »

कभी मैला ढोती थीं, अब जाएंगी डरबन

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नई दिल्ली ! कभी सिर पर मैला ढोने वाली तीन महिलाएं अस्पृशयता और रंगभेद के खिलाफ आवाज बुलंद करने वाले राष्ट्रपिता महात्मा गांधी की प्रारम्भिक कर्मभूमि के रूप में मशहूर दक्षिण अफ्रीका के डरबन शहर में आगामी चार दिसम्बर से आयोजित होने वाले विश्व शौचालय सम्मेलन में हिस्सा लेंगी। कभी 'अछूत' कही जाने वाली तथा… 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 »

Sanitation Shortage Hurts Health, Education of India’s Girls and Women

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Inadequate sanitation facilities in rural and urban India endanger the safety and health of girls and women as well as force them to drop out of school and quit their jobs. Advocates demand that the government and community prioritize this basic need before pursuing further technological advancements in the country. NEW DELHI, INDIA – Each… Read more »