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India tops in open defecation: WHO; Minister says a `huge shame`

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 21:51

India still has the largest number of people defecating in open in the world, according to a new UN report prompting the Government to admit it as a "huge shame".

Sanitation crisis at alarming stage, say experts

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 22:04

Highlighting issues like menstrual hygiene management, women`s dignity and poor defecation facilities, a national convention here Tuesday raised concern on the sanitation crisis in India which has reached an alarming stage.

Unicef launches campaign against open defecation

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 18:23

With half of India`s population defecating in the open, the Unicef Monday launched `Take Poo to Loo`, an innovative digital-led campaign focusing on youngsters to put an end to the practice.

South Asia to be open defecation free region by 2023

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 20:07

South Asia, where 65 per cent of the world`s population still defecate openly, will be declared open defecation free region by 2023, a regional conference on sanitation announced here on Thursday.

Open defecation still a curse for India!

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 21:21

Only 19 percent of the population gained access to sanitation facilities since 1995 in India.

No more open defecation in rural Rajasthan`s Tonk

Last Updated: Thursday, April 11, 2013, 11:11

Hajipura village in Rajasthan`s Tonk district is now open defecation free (ODF).

Village in Odisha`s Koraput goes open defecation free

Last Updated: Sunday, March 03, 2013, 16:24

A village in Odisha`s Koraput district has become free of open defecation with each of its 45 families having constructed toilets in their houses.

Unique drive to check open defecation in Raj

Last Updated: Sunday, November 04, 2012, 15:46

A Zila Parishad in Rajasthan has decided to rope in social volunteers to prevent or embarrass people from attending nature`s call in the open.

Jairam Ramesh loses sanitation after an eventful stint

Last Updated: Sunday, October 28, 2012, 18:19

Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh, who brought sanitation issue into limelight by launching nationwide campaign to end open defecation was stripped of the department.

India to be free of open defecation in 10 years: Ramesh

Last Updated: Friday, October 05, 2012, 23:58

The country will get rid of open defecation in next 10 years, asserted Union Minister for Urban Development and Sanitation Jairam Ramesh.

If UP becomes defecation-free, will accept Sai Baba is alive: Ramesh

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 19:02

Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Tuesday expressed doubts about UP achieving the complete Nirmal status in next 10 years.

UNICEF urges India to curb open defecation

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 19:29

About 626 million people or nearly 51 percent of the population in India still defecate in the open.