All villages in Gujarat to be open defecation-free in one year: CM

All villages in Gujarat to be open defecation-free in one year: CM

Of the 14,000 villages in the state, 4,000 villages are now free of the practise of open defecation, the chief minister said.

Apr 16, 2016, 23:02 PM IST

Punjab teachers not told to monitor open defecation: Minister

Punjab's education minister Daljit Singh Cheema on Tuesday said his department has not issued any instruction asking teachers to be nodal officers to check open defecation in the state.

Aug 18, 2015, 19:04 PM IST

'Swachh Bharat sentinels' fight open defecation

At the break of dawn, a group of 'Swachh Bharat sentinels' gather themselves in villages here to vociferously rebuke those defecating in the open.

May 19, 2015, 11:03 AM IST

West Bengal: 'Wall of shame' to stop open defecation

Abhijit Mandal, a farmer in West Bengal's Nadia district, has been attending nature's call in the open fields for the last five decades but now he is afraid to do so due to the 'wall of shame' in his village.

Mar 10, 2015, 10:26 AM IST

Woman's tongue cut off for defecating in field

A woman's tongue was allegedly cut off by her neighbour in a Bihar village for defecating in the open in his field, police said on Saturday.

Jan 03, 2015, 13:27 PM IST

South Asia to be open defecation free region by 2023

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.

Oct 24, 2013, 20:07 PM IST

Unique drive to check open defecation in Raj

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.

Nov 04, 2012, 15:46 PM IST