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The dirty truth behind community-led sanitation in India
Jun 14, 2011 The community-led scheme for sanitation often uses extremes of coercion to encourage toilet use. Researcher Liz Chatterjee finds that the name and shame tactics might meet the statistical targets but fails to educate the locals on its health gains.
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Haryana: One public toilet for 1.4 lakh women
Jun 23, 2011 Skewed sex ratio and lack of basic amenities has led to women suffering in the north Indian state of Haryana. Apathy and insensitivity of the government towards the health needs of women reaffirms the stark reality of gender inequality in the area.
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'Floating toilets' for river communities in Cambodia
Jul 13, 2009 A new project called ‘River of Life’ is underway in Cambodia to prevent contamination of river water. In a country where only 16% of rural population has access to proper toilets, open defecation has become a serious health hazard.
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Best news for Jharkhand women: A toilet at home!
Sep 09, 2014 Open defecation is a huge challenge for Jharkhand women, as only 7.7 per cent of households in rural areas have toilets, writes Dilnaz Boga.
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Eco-friendly toilets in rural India
May 18, 2009 A village in South India has set an example for small towns by building ‘Ecosan’ toilets that use ash in flushing to turn faeces into manure. These toilets have helped in maintaining ecological sanitation and prevented a nearby river from polluting.
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Promoting sanitation during floods
Jan 18, 2010 For many women in India’s north east, floods bring additional worries as it makes defecation problematic. Even after the introduction of the low-cost toilets, villagers feel the practice of open defection will continue unless government formulates effective sanitation programmes.
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India: Rural women work to counter open defecation
Nov 09, 2010 Rural women in Himachal Pradesh have come together to counter open defecation in the state. Slowly bringing about a change in the general mindset, they have achieved 92 per cent success rate. The state now aims to be totally devoid of open defecation by the year end.
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India: No brides for men without toilets at home
Feb 28, 2011 The "No Toilet, No Bride" campaign is involving young Indian women to bring the much-needed social change and improve sanitation facilities, especially in rural and semi-urban areas. Women across the country are putting forth the condition of installing a toilet before they say yes to a man for marriage.
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Greening the toilets
Jun 05, 2009 Untreated sewage contaminates water, affecting both environment and human life, says Rohini Nilekani, Founder-Chairperson, Arghyam. She argues for a new paradigm of ecological sanitation which is both financially sound and environmentally sustainable.
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Sanitation no longer a dirty word in India
Jul 22, 2009 Sulabh Sanitation Movement has brought the idea of safe and sanitary facilities along with a change in people's attitude towards scavengers, notes Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, 2009 Stockholm Water Prize laureate. Sustainable and affordable technologies can help India reach its MDG on sanitation, he adds.
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