Jharkhand  /  Published 08.04.20

Sanitation workers demand safety gear

The Jharkhand branch of Safai Karmachari Andolan, a national movement for eliminating manual scavenging, on Wednesday drew chief minister Hemant Soren’s attention to the need for protective gear and...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

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

Jharkhand  /  Published 12.03.19

Sewage floods wider link in Dhanbad

Sewage is flooding the 5.5km Dhanbad-Barwaddah road that recently had been widened to four lanes at a cost of Rs 34.43 crore.Over 10,000 daily commuters between Dhanbad and Barwaddah, which connects t...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

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

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

Opinion  /  Published 23.11.18

IIT Delhi students' innovation will help women

Sir — Toilet humour is often frowned upon. But it can actually help, through the laughter it generates, to highlight important issues of sanitation that are usually hushed up in society. What two st...
By The Telegraph in

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

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


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