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.
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.
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 21:21
Only 19 percent of the population gained access to sanitation facilities since 1995 in India.
Last Updated: Thursday, April 11, 2013, 11:11
Hajipura village in Rajasthan`s Tonk district is now open defecation free (ODF).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 13:58
Though open defecation is on a worldwide decline, the problem is widespread in S Asia where 44% of the population defecate in the open, according to a new UN report.
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