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Imagine if your toilet tank once filled, didn’t need refilling for the next 15 years! The civil engineering department of IIT Kharagpur has built an award-winning bio-toilet with a giant flush capacity 500 litres of water, which recycles itself for a ‘lifetime’ use! It is safe to say that this self-sustainable bio-toilet, the prototype of […]
A Water and Sanitation specialist with the World Bank, the UP-cadre bureaucrat has earlier worked in Vietnam, China, Egypt and Lebanon!
What if we said you could take your toilet wherever you go? And that all it would take just two hours to build it? Amused? Don’t be. Because one Swachh Bharat hero from Pune, Maharashtra built such a smart toilet made out of waste thermocol as early as 2007. Pune-based industrialist Ramdas Mane is the […]
With India’s urban population all set to touch 600 million in the next 15 years, it is imperative that our cities develop the necessary infrastructure for their residents. A critical component of urban infrastructure is its sewage system. However, more than 70% of urban India’s sewage goes untreated, and our cities dump nearly 40 billion […]
Helping students "address existing social issues more seriously and gain experiential learning"!
Noor Nehar Begum who hails from the Bengali-speaking Muslim migrant community from Bhulukabari Pathar village in Assam’s Barpeta district is an independent woman. For the 1.5 years, she has been contributing to her family’s financial needs by working as a female mason. In the process, she has broken the notion that the women should stay […]
We often take physically challenged people as somehow inferior, though there are unsung heroes around us who defy this myth. These people prove, time and again, that where there is a will, there is a way. A case in point is Bihar’s 50-year-old visually impaired Musaharu Ram. He lives in the Rajeshwar Poorvi village in […] More
Working tirelessly despite facing continuous resistance from villagers, Manilal Rana is no less than a real-life hero — the kind India needs more of! More
As four years of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) come to an end, it is time to reflect and take stock of how far we have come and what lies ahead. As per the latest government figures, the overall sanitation coverage in India has now risen to more than 90% (SBM, 2018). However, the data […] More
Deputy collector Ayush Prasad was tasked with stopping open defecation, ensuring cleanliness of toilets and empowering villagers. His initiative helped solve all three issues in one go. Brilliant! More
Even though the Parliament enacted a law prohibiting manual scavenging nearly 25 years ago, this patently illegal practice (and a vile form of caste discrimination) continues to thrive in many cities, resulting in many excruciating deaths. However, on World Toilet Day earlier this week, Sulabh International, a noted social service organisation famous for its work […] More
To solve India’s sanitation crisis, we need innovative solutions that are cost-effective and feasible for last-mile connectivity. It was in 1986 when the Indian government launched the Central Rural Sanitation Programme—the first nationwide programme to improve the quality of life of citizens. 32 years down the line, while things have indeed changed radically with initiatives […] More