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Social worker Bindeshwar Pathak said he has been working to provide affordable sanitation and toilets to the locals to end the practice of manual scavenging. Read to know more.

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Leaders and influencers react to Donald Trump pulling U.S. from the Paris Climate AgreementAn Indian sociologist has proposed to name an Indian village after US President Donald Trump, in an effort to strengthen India-US ties.

“I announce to name one village in India as Trump Village,” Sulabh International founder and chief, Bindeshwar Pathak, announced at a community event organised in the suburbs of Washington DC.

The village comes under the Mewat region of Rajasthan.

Pathak said he has been working towards providing affordable sanitation and toilets to the locals to end the practice of manual scavenging. He urged the Indian-American community to help realise the goal of sanitation and cleanliness in India.

Ed Gillespie, a Republican leader from Virginia, who is also running for Governor, highlighted the role of Indian-American community in the US and said: “the US has a very strong relationship with India.”

“Rural areas of Virginia have a problem in building toilets and its maintenance cost is very high. Several officials from both Virginia and Maryland have expressed their interest in adopting it locally so as to bring the cost down,” said Virginia Republican Puneet Ahluwalia.

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Bindeshwar Pathak, the man behind the popular Sulabh Shauchalaya, was speaking at a community event in Washington DC.

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WASHINGTON — A top Indian sociologist and social worker has announced to name one Indian village after US President Donald Trump, as part of his efforts to further India-US relationship.

“I announce to name one village in India as Trump Village,” Sulabh International founder and chief, Bindeshwar Pathak, announced at a community event organised in the suburbs of Washington DC.

The village is being developed in Mewat region of Rajasthan.

This, he said, is part of his effort to enhance India-US relationship.

Giving a presentation to local community and political leaders, Pathak said he is working to provide affordable sanitation and toilets to the masses and end the practice of manual scavenging.

In his address, he urged the Indian American community to help realise the goal of sanitation and cleanliness in India.

The cost of one toilet ranges from $25 to $500, depending on nature of construction. Technology remains the same, he said.

Republican leader from Virginia, Ed Gillespie, who is running for Virginia Governor, highlighted the role of Indian American community plays in the US, adding “the US has a very strong relationship with India.”

He and other local politicians also explored the option of adopting the technology of Sulabh international in Virginia and Maryland.

“Rural areas of Virginia have a problem in building toilets and its maintenance cost is very high. Several officials from both Virginia and Maryland have expressed their interest in adopting it locally so as to bring the cost down,” said Virginia Republican Puneet Ahluwalia.

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock also felicitated Pathak on the occasion.

Source : http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2017/06/13/sulabh-international-chief-wants-to-name-a-rajasthan-village-aft_a_22138929/

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Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak announced to name a village after the US president to give a fillip to India-US relationship

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | June 13, 2017

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US President Donald Trump will soon have a village named after him in the Indian state of Rajasthan. If a top sociologist and social worker in India is to be believed, then a village in Rajasthan’s Mewat region will bear Trump’s name. Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak announced on Tuesday that a village will be named after the US president to give a fillip to India-US relationship. “I announce to name one village in India as Trump Village,” Pathak announced at a community event organized in the suburbs of Washington DC, as reported by news agency PTI.

Pathak urged the Indian-American community to help realise the goal of sanitation and cleanliness in India, while giving his presentation to local leaders about his forays into affordable toilets. Republican leader from Virginia, Ed Gillespie, who reportedly took interest in Sulabh International’s technology, highlighted the crucial role played by the Indian-American community in US, saying, “The US has a very strong relationship with India.”

Virginia Republican Puneet Ahluwalia, underscoring the high cost of maintenance in rural Virginia, said, “Several officials from both Virginia and Maryland have expressed their interest in adopting it locally so as to bring the cost down.”

Pathak’s announcement comes close on the heels of a scheduled meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump in Washington on June 26. This will be PM Modi’s first meeting with Donald Trump after he took charge as the new President in January earlier this year. Both leaders are expected to discuss various issues ranging from terrorism to trade to H1-B temporary visa. The White House also said the US President was looking forward to meeting PM Modi, mentioning this will strengthen ties between the two countries.

After assuming charge of the government, Narendra Modi initiated his pet cleanliness campaign Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in 2014 to eliminate open defecation through the construction of individual, cluster and community toilets.

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PTI | Jun 13, 2017

WASHINGTON: A top Indian sociologist and social worker has announced to name one Indian village after US President Donald Trump, as part of his efforts to further India-US relationship.

“I announce to name one village in India as Trump Village,” Sulabh International founder and chief, Bindeshwar Pathak, announced at a community event organized in the suburbs of Washington DC.

The village is being developed in Mewat region of Rajasthan.

This, he said, is part of his effort to enhance India-US relationship.

Giving a presentation to local community and political leaders, Pathak said he is working to provide affordable sanitation and toilets to the masses and end the practice of manual scavenging.

In his address, he urged the Indian American community to help realize the goal of sanitation and cleanliness in India.

Source : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/soon-an-indian-village-named-after-donald-trump/articleshow/59120049.cms?from=mdr

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Updated: June 13, 2017

अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति के नाम से भारत में बनेगा 'ट्रंप गांव'

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भारत और अमेरिका के संबंधों को आगे बढ़ाते हुए एक सामाजिक संगठन ने भारत में ‘ट्रंप गांव’ बनाने की घोषणा की है. वाशिंगटन डीसी के उपनगर में एक कम्युनिटी इवेंट में सुलभ इंटरनेशनल के संस्थापक बिंदेश्वरी पाठक ने कहा, अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति डोनाल्ड ट्रंप के नाम से यह गांव हरियाणा के मेवात प्रांत में बनेगा. दोनों देशों के रिश्ते और बेहतर होंगे.
सुलभ इंटरनेशनल के मीडिया कॉर्डिनेटर डॉ. सुमन चाहर ने बताया कि मेवात हरियाणा के झिर मछला (150 घरों की आबादी वाला गांव है. यहां सभी घरों में शौचालय हैं), धानुका और कुराली गांव इसके लिए शॉर्ट लिस्टेड हैं. इन तीनों में से किसी एक को चुना जा सकता है.

मैनुअल सफाई व्यवस्था पर भी कर रहे हैं काम
वहां की लोकल कम्युनिटी और नेताओं को एक प्रेजेंटेशन देते हुए उन्होंने कहा, सुलभ इंटरनेशनल स्वच्छता और लोगों को सस्ते दाम पर शौचालय प्रदान करने के लिए काम करता है. वह मैनुअल सफाई व्यवस्था को खत्म करने का भी प्रयास कर रहे हैं. इस दौरान उन्होंने भारतीय-अमेरिकी कम्युनिटी से भारत में स्वच्छता अभियान में सहयोग करने के लिए भी आग्रह किया.

भारतीय-अमेरिकी कम्युनिटी साथ कर रहे हैं काम
वर्जिनिया के रिपब्लिकन नेता ईडी गिलीस्पी ने अमेरिका में भारतीय-अमेरिकी कम्युनिटी के काम को हाइलाइट किया. उन्होंने आगे कहा, दोनों देशों में बेहतर रिश्ते हैं. उन्होंने सुलभ इंटरनेशनल के वर्जिनिया और मैरीलैंड में टेक्नॉलजी को अपनाने के तरीके की भी तारीफ की.

वर्जिनिया में आ रही है समस्या
वर्जिनिया में रिपब्लिकन नेता पुनीत आहलुवालिया ने कहा, वर्जिनिया के ग्रामीण इलाकों में टॉयलेट निर्माण में समस्या आ रही है. वर्जिनिया और मैरीलैंड के कई अधिकारी इसपर काम करने की इच्छा जाहिर कर चुके हैं और वे प्रयास कर रहे हैं.

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Sulabh International founder and chief Bindeshwar Pathak urged the Indian American community to help realise the goal of sanitation and cleanliness in India.

Jun 13, 2017

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A top Indian sociologist and social worker has announced to name one Indian village after US President Donald Trump, as part of his efforts to further India-US relationship.

“I announce to name one village in India as Trump Village,” Sulabh International founder and chief, Bindeshwar Pathak, announced at a community event organised in the suburbs of Washington DC.

The village is being developed in Mewat region of Rajasthan.

This, he said, is part of his effort to enhance India-US relationship.

Giving a presentation to local community and political leaders, Pathak said he is working to provide affordable sanitation and toilets to the masses and end the practice of manual scavenging.

In his address, he urged the Indian American community to help realise the goal of sanitation and cleanliness in India.

The cost of one toilet ranges from USD 25 to USD 500, depending on nature of construction. Technology remains the same, he said.

Republican leader from Virginia, Ed Gillespie, who is running for Virginia Governor, highlighted the role of Indian American community plays in the US, adding “the US has a very strong relationship with India.”

He and other local politicians also explored the option of adopting the technology of Sulabh international in Virginia and Maryland.

“Rural areas of Virginia have a problem in building toilets and its maintenance cost is very high. Several officials from both Virginia and Maryland have expressed their interest in adopting it locally so as to bring the cost down,” said Virginia Republican Puneet Ahluwalia.

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock also felicitated Pathak on the occasion.

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Washington, Jun 13 (PTI) A top Indian sociologist and social worker has announced to name one Indian village after US President Donald Trump, as part of his efforts to further India-US relationship.

“I announce to name one village in India as Trump Village,” Sulabh International founder and chief, Bindeshwar Pathak, announced at a community event organized in the suburbs of Washington DC.

The village is being developed in Mewat region of Rajasthan.
This, he said, is part of his effort to enhance India-US relationship.

Giving a presentation to local community and political leaders, Pathak said he is working to provide affordable sanitation and toilets to the masses and end the practice of manual scavenging.

In his address, he urged the Indian American community to help realize the goal of sanitation and cleanliness in India.
The cost of one toilet ranges from USD 25 to USD 500, depending on nature of construction. Technology remains the same, he said.

Republican leader from Virginia, Ed Gillespie, who is running for Virginia Governor, highlighted the role of Indian American community plays in the US, adding “the US has a very strong relationship with India.”

He and other local politicians also explored the option of adopting the technology of Sulabh international in Virginia and Maryland.

“Rural areas of Virginia have a problem in building toilets and its maintenance cost is very high. Several officials from both Virginia and Maryland have expressed their interest in adopting it locally so as to bring the cost down,” said Virginia Republican Puneet Ahluwalia.

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock also felicitated Pathak on the occasion.

Source : http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/sulabh-chief-announces-to-name-indian-village-after-trump/1/977343.html

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By PTI : Jun 13, 2017,

The cost of one toilet ranges from USD 25 to USD 500, depending on nature of construction. Technology remains the same, he said.

The cost of one toilet ranges from USD 25 to USD 500, depending on nature of construction Technology remains the same, he said.

WASHINGTON: A top Indian sociologist and social worker has announced to name one Indian village after US President Donald Trump, as part of his efforts to further India-US relationship.

“I announce to name one village in India as Trump Village,” Sulabh International founder and chief, Bindeshwar Pathak, announced at a community event organized in the suburbs of Washington DC.

The village is being developed in Mewat region of Rajasthan.

This, he said, is part of his effort to enhance India-US relationship.

Giving a presentation to local community and political leaders, Pathak said he is working to provide affordable sanitation and toilets to the masses and end the practice of manual scavenging.

In his address, he urged the Indian American community to help realize the goal of sanitation and cleanliness in India.

The cost of one toilet ranges from USD 25 to USD 500, depending on nature of construction. Technology remains the same, he said.
Republican leader from Virginia, Ed Gillespie, who is running for Virginia Governor, highlighted the role of Indian American community plays in the US, adding “the US has a very strong relationship with India.”

He and other local politicians also explored the option of adopting the technology of Sulabh international in Virginia and Maryland.

“Rural areas of Virginia have a problem in building toilets and its maintenance cost is very high. Several officials from both Virginia and Maryland have expressed their interest in adopting it locally so as to bring the cost down,” said Virginia Republican Puneet Ahluwalia.

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock also felicitated Pathak on the occasion.

Source : http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/sulabh-chief-bindeshwar-pathak-announces-to-name-indian-village-after-trump/articleshow/59120248.cms

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In 1968 Dr Bindeshwar Pathak began his mission to improve toilet facilities for the poorest people of India. Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, he developed an affordable, ecological twin-pit latrine system that has helped millions of people in India and around the world to avoid potentially fatal diseases. He explained to Rebecca Kesby, why sanitation became his life’s passion.

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Dr.Bindeshwar Pathak

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Sulabh International, an initiative by Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak raises awareness among people to build toilets and stop defecating in open.

It’s easy to build a toilet, but to shift people’s heart and soul towards its use is the real hard work. Sanitation in a country like India is a serious issue. According to study, if 774 million people living without a household toilet in India stood in a queue, it would stretch from Earth to the moon and beyond. Cleaning this line would take at least 5,892 years if each person took a minimum of four minutes to use the toilet. Sanitation is the major problem we are facing today. So this problem is needed to be eliminated from our society as soon as possible. A man named Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak has headed a movement to overcome this problem. Due to his efforts and decisions, he is now known as The Toilet Man of India.

The urgency of Building Toilets: – According to the reports given by the UN experts, around 595 million people living in India today doesn’t use a toilet and defecates in open. People living in India have more access to mobile phones, internet connection than toilets. Earlier in ancient time, women had to wake up early so that they can feces in open before anybody sees them. Many rape cases have already been registered when women have gone out for feces. This old age practice was neither safe, hygienic nor comfortable. This problem is needed to be eliminated urgently. This can only be resolved by building toilets and changing the mindset of people.

The mindset of people: –  Apart from developing sanitation facilities for people, their mindset has to be changed first. People think defecation in open is no threat to their health. Many mothers believe children’s feces are harmless and practice unsafe disposal even in households with access to sanitation facilities. People having toilets don’t use them properly and hygienically. So they should learn how to use them properly. For making a change in society we have to simultaneously build toilets and change the mindset of people towards it.

Sulabh International: –  Sulabh movement is the mission raised by Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak in 1970 to raise awareness of better hygiene through the building of toilets across the country. His motive is to promote human rights, non-conventional source of energy, safe sanitation, and waste management through education. He has done many house to house campaigns to make people aware of the importance of toilets and types of diseases caused by not having toilets. Around 50,000 volunteers are working under him. He has built around 1.3 million households toilets and managing 8,000 public toilets all across the country. He is now the brand ambassador for Swachh Rail Mission of Indian Railways. He has done an appreciable amount of work in the field of sanitation and hygiene. His work has been rewarded and many awards have been presented to him.

Other Campaigns: – Apart from Sulabh International campaign there have been several movements running simultaneously.  “Clean India” campaign initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the government’s major priority. A target was set to build toilets in all houses by 2019 as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. Also, a man named Ishwar Patel has constructed over 2,00,000 toilets along the bank of the Ganges.

Conclusion: – We the people of India have to take self-initiation to take part in Clean India and motivate people to use toilets carefully and hygienically.

Source : https://www.indiacityblog.com/people/toilet-man-of-india-dr-bindeshwar-pathak-10589/