Open Defecation

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Over 4,000 urban cities declared open defecation free: Government
India

Over 4,000 urban cities declared open defecation free: Government

Over 4,000 urban cities have been declared open defecation free (ODF) under the Swachh Bharat Mission, an official at the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry said.
#WorldToiletDay: Mamata asks people to eradicate the menace of open-defecation
India

#WorldToiletDay: Mamata asks people to eradicate the menace of open-defecation

On the occasion of World Toilet Day, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today asked people to eradicate the menace of open defecation.
Sweden TV says 'Chinese poop in the open'; triggers outrage
World

Sweden TV says 'Chinese poop in the open'; triggers outrage

It is an ugly world we live in. It is filled with bigots, racists, and despicable people.
Goa govt to install 60,000 bio-toilets under ODF-scheme: CM Parrikar
India

Goa govt to install 60,000 bio-toilets under ODF-scheme: CM Parrikar

The Goa government will install 60,000 bio-toilets at a cost of Rs. 280cr to make the state open defecation free (ODF) under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told Legislative Assembly today.
Bhubaneswar: People defecating in open will be fined Rs. 50
India

Bhubaneswar: People defecating in open will be fined Rs. 50

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided that people defecating in the open in the city will be fined Rs. 50, officials said today.
MHRD announces Swachh Bharat summer internships. Apply now
India

MHRD announces Swachh Bharat summer internships. Apply now

To achieve its lofty ambition of making India open defecation free by October 2019, the Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched a Swachh Bharat summer internship for college students across India.
Bihar woman uses begging money to get toilet constructed
India

Bihar woman uses begging money to get toilet constructed

Despite the nationwide push on building toilets, government officials in Bihar refused to allocate funds to a widow who wanted to get a toilet constructed in her house.
Meet the IAS officer promoting toilet donation in Assam's Jorhat
India

Meet the IAS officer promoting toilet donation in Assam's Jorhat

An IAS officer in Assam's Jorhat district has found a unique way to realize Swachh Bharat's mission of making India open defecation free by 2019.
In East Delhi, girls need escorts to defecate
India

In East Delhi, girls need escorts to defecate

On paper, East Delhi is "open defecation free". The municipal corporation has done much work towards the tag, including constructing several new toilets.

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