‘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 »

Building a life beyond manual scavenging

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By Elsa Mathews Skills-based training has enabled women manual scavengers to take up alternate sources of livelihood, like working as a beautician, and has helped them gain respect in society. (Credit: Elsa Mathews\WFS) Women registered at the Sulabh training centre, Nai Disha, are taught various vocational skills like food processing, tailoring and beauty care apart… Read more »

Liberating the “Untouchables”

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  By Jose kalathil kalathil.jose@gmail.com As the world celebrated the Toilet Day on 19 November, the world’s 2.3 billion people did not have reason to be merry, as they lacked private toilets. In India, they number 774 million. Among them, according to government, 11,000 are engaged in the centuries-old practice of physically removing human excrement from ‘dry’ toilets. They are… Read more »

Clean crusader

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By Ayushi Tyagi / Raipur Founder of Sulabh International Bindeshwar Pathak has been named alongside Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai and US President Barack Obama in an inaugural Global Diversity Listing by the Economist. This list highlights the contributions of those who have used their position in public life to make an impact on diversity. Mr… Read more »