Govt racing against time for PM Modi's promise of school toilets

Government seems to be racing against time to fulfill Prime Minister Narendra Modi's promise of ensuring toilets in all schools across the country in a year as about 1.94 lakh toilets are yet to be made operational as against the target of 4.19 lakh toilets.

2.86 lakh toilets constructed in schools across country: Smriti Irani

As many as 2.86 lakh toilets have been constructed in schools across the country under the swachh vidyalaya initiative with Andaman and Nicobar, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Kerala, Puducherry and Sikkim achieving 100 per cent target.

PIL in Delhi HC urging separate toilets for judicial officers

A plea was on Wednesday filed in the Delhi High Court seeking directions to the concerned authorities for providing separate toilets to all judicial officers posted at Tis Hazari Court's complex here.

No toilet, no wedding: 4 Rajasthan villages to build toilets at home

Taking PM Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' a step further, four Rajasthan's villages decided to construct toilets at home.

90 percent of toilet target ahead, 4 years to go

 Of more than 110 million rural households without toilets across India in 2012, the government has been able to assist 11 million households in building toilets.

Punjab builds toilets for 33 lakh rural families

The Punjab government has built toilets for 33 lakh rural families as the state aims to become the first in India to be free from open defecation.

Toilets in schools: PM Modi wants target met

Pushing for meeting the target of constructing toilets in all schools by August 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday directed officials to assess the progress made on this front across the country so that "bottlenecks", if any, could be removed expeditiously.

Toilets in schools: PM Modi wants target met

Pushing for meeting the target of constructing toilets in all schools by August 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday directed officials to assess the progress made on this front across the country so that "bottlenecks", if any, could be removed expeditiously.

Pertinent to build toilets than temples or mosques: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Pertinent to build toilets than temples or mosques: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Bollywood filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra today said that building toilets is more important than constructing temples and mosques.

Govt in race against time to fulfil PM's goal of 'toilets in all schools'

With only 1.21 lakh completed out of a targeted 4.19 lakh, the government seems to be in a race against time to fulfil Prime Minister Narendra Modi's promise of ensuring toilets in all schools in the country by Independence Day this year.

Rajasthan's firm takes Modi's 'Swatchh Bharat Mission' to new height

Taking PM Modi's 'Swatchh Bharat Mission' to a new height, a firm in Rajasthan is building toilets that will cost only Rs 15,000. The company said it will take only three hours to build a toilet.

Maharashtra: Bride takes toilet as wedding gift from parents

A 25-year-old woman from Maharashtra told her parents that she will marry only if they provide a toilet to her as there was none at her in-laws house.

Special: Meet two inspiring young women Prerna Pratham Singh, Chaitali

Meet Prerna Pratham Singh, an ordinary girl with extra ordinary guts! She received offensive texts from a man named Raushan Kumar on Facebook, but instead of ignoring it she decided to respond in a way that he will never forget!

PM Modi pushes for expediting projects in irrigation, affordable housing, toilets

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday pushed for expediting projects in the areas of irrigation, affordable housing and toilets as he chaired a high-level meeting on infrastructure with focus on rural development, power, coal, renewable energy and petroleum and natural gas.

Sachin Tendulkar commissions construction of public toilets in Aarey Milk colony in Mumbai
Sachin Tendulkar commissions construction of public toilets in Aarey Milk colony in Mumbai

Renowned former India cricketer and MP Sachin Tendulkar has commissioned the construction of six public toilets, as well as footpaths, in the long neglected tribal hamlets of Aarey colony located in Goregaon East of Mumbai.

Haryana govt to construct toilets in all girls schools

 Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma on Thursday said toilets would be constructed in all state-run girls schools and a special sanitation fund would be sanctioned for the same.

Bombay HC gives last chance to evolve schemes for toilets for women

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday gave an ultimatum to municipal corporations across Maharashtra to come out with schemes to provide street-side toilets for women.

Which bathroom to use? 'Third gender' still face such issues

A year after the Supreme Court's landmark judgement granting them the right to self-identify their gender, the transgender community says much still needs to be done for 'social recognition.'

Loo for VIPs; students ignored, alleges Guj varsity Senate

 Senate members of the Gujarat University here alleged that the varsity's authority paid no heed to students' demand of hygienic toilets for them while it spent over Rs 3 lakh on a lavish washroom for VIPs.