Inadequate toilets torment differently-abled commuters

Toilets for the disabled on BMTC bus-depots, Bangalore Railway Station and metro stations continue to be in a dismal state. By Shalu Chowrasia Bengaluru City is unable to provide toilets in public places which conform to accessibility standards for the disabled. Section 45 of the Right of Persons with Disability Act mandates that all existing […]

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Bengaluru anganwadis deprived of basic sanitation facilities

Only 85 per cent anganwadis in Bengaluru have usable toilets and proper sanitation facilities. Lack of space is a big problem.  By Manasvi Gupta The government is unable to achieve its target of making the city open defecation free by October 2, 2019. Department of Women and Child Development (DWCD) reports show that 344 out of […]

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No Toilets in Bengaluru Households

Almost 3,000 households in Bengaluru do not have toilets Bengaluru, Oct. 11, 2018: A recent survey by the Solid Waste Management (SWM) Department of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) reveals that 2,798 households in the city of Bengaluru do not have sanitation facilities. The survey was conducted to enlist the number of households that have […]

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Leprosy Hospital Doesn’t Provide Washroom Facilities for its Outpatients

Bangalore, Sept. 6, 2018: Leprosy hospital near Krantivira Sangoli Rayana Metro Station doesn’t allow their outpatients to use the washroom. When asked by the patients, “Where is the washroom?”, they say, “Toilet Illa” (No Washroom). Lakshmi, the cleaning person working at the hospital said doctors have told them not to open the washroom. When outpatients […]

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