India’s sanitation – problems and solutions

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The Compass India is finding new ways to meet the challenge of providing toilets to more than 60 million homes by 2019. Dr Bindishwar Pathak, the so-called ‘toilet guru of India’, explains the cultural roots of India’s sanitation problem and shows Delhi reporter Ravinder Bawa some solutions at his Toilet Museum in the capital, while… Read more »

My Perfect Country: India The Compass

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The Compass My Perfect Country Fi Glover examines India’s pioneering work on sanitation for women. With stories from the workers who are inventing simple systems alongside active campaigning, she follows the changing attitudes towards women’s rights and their wellbeing. Our local reporter explores the corridors of universities to hear the young women who are putting… Read more »

No Gauteng schools using bucket system – Lesufi

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Iavan Pijoos, News24 | News24 22:30 01/03/2016 Johannesburg – No Gauteng schools are using the bucket toilet system, education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said on Tuesday. “When I came into office, we identified about 200 schools with the worst sanitation facilities. There are no schools using the bucket system in Gauteng today,” Lesufi said. “Investing in… Read more »

Millions spent on upgrading school toilets

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NEWS/SOUTH-AFRICA/GAUTENG /  01 March 2016 at 21:16pm By: Lindi Masinga Johannesburg – Gauteng MEC of Education Panyaza Lesufi announced on Tuesday that his department had spent R300 million on constructing and upgrading toilets, as well as refurbishing state schools. “The Department of Education is excited that it can eradicate issues of sanitation. In Gauteng there are… Read more »

‘Deprived classes need social acceptance’

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Mangaluru, Feb 13,2016 International Social Services Organisation (New Delhi) Founder Dr Bindeshwar Pathak said social acceptance is required for the deprived classes of the society. He was speaking after inaugurating a UGC-sponsored two-day national conference on Social Sciences and social development organised by the Department of Sociology and Association of Humanities of St Aloysius College… Read more »

In India’s ‘arsenic belt’, water project brings relief

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HEALTH West Bengal long suffered cancerous effects of arsenic-laced water, but projects to provide clean water show promise. Shaikh Azizur Rahman | 31 Jan 2016 10:27 GMT | Health, Poverty & Development, Environment, India Madhusudankati, West Bengal, India – For decades, Manatosh Biswas – a farmer who lives in the middle of eastern India’s so-called “arsenic… Read more »

Govt to take steps for welfare of widows soon: Kalraj Mishra

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Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow January 23, 2016 Union Minister Kalraj Mishra today expressed concern over the condition of widows and said the BJP government in near future will take several measures to ensure their dignity and welfare. Addressing a gathering of widows, who had come here from Vrindavan and Varanasi to take part in… Read more »

Hema Malini inaugurates modern toilets in Rawal village

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By PTI | 17 Jan, 2016, 12.40 AM IST MATHURA: Local MP Hema Malini today launched five modern toilets in Rawal village, birth place of mythological Radha and adopted by the actor turned politician for development, with an aim to provide toilet at the doorstep of every villager. Speaking on the occasion, the BJP MP… Read more »

Hema Malini launches public toilets programme in Mathura

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January 16, 2016 Bharatiya Janata Party MP and actor Hema Malini on Saturday appealed to women across the country to give top priority to construction and use of hygienic toilets as they are vital for health. Launching the first set of toilets built by Sulabh International in Rawal village, the birth place of Lord Krishna’s… Read more »

Transforming India by cleaning society, liberating untouchables

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By Ritwik Mukherjee Jan 12 2016 Swachh Bharat or CSR Act is throwing up huge opportunities for social development organisations, says Bindeshwar Pathak   He believes that toilet is a tool for social change and with this view, built 1.3 million household toilets, over 8000 community toilet blocks and made more than 640 towns scavenging… Read more »