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.
Irked over Maharashtra government's apathy towards providing basic facilities like toilets and water coolers in courts, the Bombay High Court on Monday directed the finance secretary to come out with a solution to utilise the sanctioned amount of Rs 5.38 crores.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' office has been aflush with a whopping 50,000 post-cards from 'sisters' demanding toilet facilities for women in Mumbai, an official said here on Thursday.
A piece of information received by an RTI activist reveals that over a dozen of police stations and police posts across the state of Jammu and Kashmir are sans basic amenities like toilet and drinking water.
In view of low awareness in villages on use of toilets and safe handling of water, Centre has decided to launch a "National Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Awareness Week" across all states next month.
Kolkata: West Bengal's Nadia district is poised to complete building toilets for all its residents by next March, under a programme which has been shortlisted for the United Nations global award for public service.
Noting that 13 per cent populace defecate in the open, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday lamented that nearly USD 54 billion worth GDP is being lost every every year on account of inadequate sanitation in the country.