Swachh Bharat Mission failed to meet its deadline

PM Modi’s declaration of open defecation free India, proves to be fallacious as India is still not free, as per the panchayat reports of Belagavi By Surbhi Shah The Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) failed to meet its deadline in Belagavi district as 81 per cent of the households do not have toilets, Rural Development and […]

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Derelict compound walls in Sindagi government schools

Several government school compounds in Sindagi taluk, Vijaypura are being misused by the trespassers due to lack of boundary walls. Stray animals and two-wheeler riders cause menace in the lives of the students. By Shalu Chowrasia     Stray cows and pigs roam freely in government school premises due to lack of boundary walls. Unavailability of funds […]

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Swachh toilets still a dream in Sindagi

Public toilets in Sindagi town are unclean and poorly-maintained. People who do not have toilets at their house prefer open defecation instead of using the public toilets. By Shalu Chowrasia Sindagi received its Open-Defecation Free (ODF) tag six months ago but villagers still continue to defecate in the open. There are three public toilets in […]

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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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