r.i.c.e. in the news
Amitangshu Acharya of Huffington Post and Nitya Jacob of WaterAid India use the Squat and Switching studies to discuss 5 toilet myths. They discuss households ownership patters of tolets versus individual usage patters, violence against women and toilets, manual scavenging,
A team from Hindustan, a leading Hindi newspaper, visited some villages, to assess the hype around Swachh Bharat Mission, near Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. They found that people in these villages, even after having a government latrine in their houses, were
Our associate director, Sangita Vyas wrote a column for the Indian Express, on the Swachh Bharat Mission. "Will the Swachh Bharat Mission end open defecation" is a question she tries to answer in the op-ed. Check out the op-ed here.
Garidner Harris, writing in the New York Times, discusses the threats posed by anti-biotic resistance to health and well-being of infants in India. It also discusses r.i.c.e.'s research on sanitation and the use of antibiotics in India.
Dean and Diane discuss heights and health of India's adivasis (STs) and Dalits (SCs) in an article for the Seminar magazine. See full article here. Content of the article: Height of the problem DIANE COFFEY and DEAN SPEARS CHILDREN in India are much shorter
There is an active, ongoing debate on whether MNREGA should be retained in its current form. Clément Imbert and John Papp explain research which suggests that MNREGA increased rural and urban wages and reduced seasonal rural-to-urban migration. They argue that the effect of MNREGA
NDTV’s award winning journalist, Sreenivasan Jain, wrote a nice column discussing the truth and the hype of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. India’s proposed toilet revolution is all set to repeat mistakes of the past Enter Ramduari in Uttar Pradesh’s impoverished
Our research fellow, Aashish, discusses the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on Al Jazeera's TheStream. Other panelists on the debate were Meenakshi Lekhi @M_Lekhi National Spokesperson, Bharatiya Janata Party, Sonal Kalra @sonalkalra Columnist, Hindustan Times and Nityanand Jayaraman Environmental activist You can watch the
In Rohini Nilekani’s recent LiveMint piece, she argues that before we “rush out to build toilets everywhere” it is important to understand both the costs of poor sanitation, and the complexities in overcoming the challenge. Ms. Nilekani quotes our work