Mere toilet building will not fix sanitation issues: Study

Questioning the "health effect" of government's toilet construction drive to end practice of open defecation in the country, a new study has suggested that the approach should not only meet "international coverage targets" but must aim at improving public health in general.

Toilet construction: Gadkari asks MPs to allocate MPLADS funds

Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari has written to parliamentarians requesting them to allocate funds from their MPLADS for construction of toilets in village homes, schools and anganwadis.

Sanitation linked to women safety, dignity: Jairam Ramesh

Linking sanitation to the safety, dignity and self-respect of women, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday said Women Self-Help Groups should take up toilet construction as the sixth principle of National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM).