Jharkhand  /  Published 18.12.18

Student start-up taps fruit waste to keep loos clean

Dedication doesn’t have an off season. So what if Xmas holidays are here, ToWaSo — a waste management start-up run by IIT(ISM) students and alumni in the coal town — is working overtime to ensur...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

India  /  Published 07.06.20

Inclusive sanitation drive

The Naveen Patnaik government has handed over the operation and maintenance work of four septage treatment plants to women and transgender self-help groups in a path-breaking decision towards women’...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Calcutta  /  Published 23.05.20

Residents on sanitise drive in AE Part 2

Residents of AE Part 2 are taking to the streets every morning to sanitise their lanes.“The corporation is sanitising the area too but they have one machine per ward. That means it’ll be two month...
By Brinda Sarkar in

India  /  Published 15.04.20

Sanitation workers’ protective gear

The Supreme Court on Wednesday recorded an undertaking from the central government that it was “meticulously” following the guidelines the World Health Organization has issued on Covid-19 protecti...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 10.04.20

Civic body rush to disinfect blocks of 3 new infected

A total of four residents testing positive for coronavirus in Salt Lake has not only got residents wary but has also spurred the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation to launch a range of countermeasures....
By Snehal Sengupta in

West Bengal  /  Published 04.07.19

Life with Metro

After a decade of construction, the East West Metro rail is finally on its last lap. But besides the excitement comes a host of worries, especially for those living around the final stop, opposite Wip...
By Brinda Sarkar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 16.06.19

7 die in sewer clean-up

Four sanitation workers and three hotel employees were killed on Saturday after inhaling toxic fumes from a sewer the workers were cleaning in Vadodara, Gujarat, officials said. The incident happened ...
By PTI in Vadodara

India  /  Published 14.05.19

Jobless with a job in Delhi

By 11am last Wednesday, Salim had collected all the household trash littering the lanes in the central Delhi neighbourhood of Regar Pura and dumped it in the local garbage yard.If he were a regular ci...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 21.04.19

Coffee is a survival issue – quite literally

Sir — Switzerland might soon lose its tag of being heaven on earth. The country has announced plans to abolish its emergency stockpile of coffee — a measure taken between the two World Wars — as...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 18.04.19

The truth about Swachh Bharat

Sanitation in India is like the stone of Sisyphus. The closer to mythical freedom from open defecation sanitation statistics take us, the further we are from the truth. The harder the ministry of drin...
By Nitya Jacob and Sunetra Lala in


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