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We just concluded a great week at the Water and Health Conference at UNC! Between the 4 of us attending, we had 6 verbal presentations and 6 poster presentations over the course of the week. We were so thrilled to...Read More..
The article, written by Rukmini S had the funny but tragic but true headline, Toilets on Paper. Here is the section which quotes Payal: The other thing that will change, the government says, is an emphasis on behavioural change. Over the last...Read More..
This is what he has to say! Had he a head for anything other than the trivial, Modi would not have been looking for film stars (and comprador Congressmen) as “brand ambassadors”, but summoning the hard working authors of the...Read More..
Atish Patel, while writing for the the Wall Street Journal’s India blog “India Real Time” just wrote an article covering rice research on sanitation. Here are some quotes from the article: The answer though, sanitation experts say, doesn’t lie only in building more...Read More..
The BBC just wrote an article featuring a lot of r.i.c.e. research. Check it outhere. Here are some quotes from the article: A staggering 70% of Indians living in villages – or some 550 million people – defecate in the open. Even...Read More..
We are presenting SQUAT and Switching Study results at the UNC Water and Health Conference. Many of our sanitation related posters are also a part of the poster presentations. If you are there, we would be happy to talk to...Read More..
Author, diplomat and Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor recently wrote an NDTV blog on sanitation quoting liberally from r.i.c.e. research! Here’s what he says: As Health Minister Harshvardhan has pointed out, poor sanitation breeds infections and leads to major public health problems;...Read More..
Chaitanya Kalbag wrote a very interesting column in the Economic Times, the world’s second largest english business daily, on the day of the launch of the Swachh Bharat Mission, quoting us quite a bit. We thank him! He said, [The] government pledged...Read More..
Dean Spears, our executive director, was on NDTV yesterday to discuss research and policies on open defecation in India. Check out the full video here, which includes reporting from parts of rural India as well. Dean’s segment starts 13:55 minutes...Read More..
Check out Aashish and Payal’s article in today’s Indian Express, calling for a Sanitation Sena in India, and they made a very cool cartoon too! Sangita, Jeff Hammer, and Jayamala Subramaniam, rang in the Swacch Bharat Mission on India at 9 with Anubha...Read More..
The Government has decided that all of its citizens and the government employees will take a ‘sanitation pledge’ on Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary this year. Though the biggest sanitation challenge faced by the country is its rampant open defecation, it...Read More..
This week I’m in Sitapur, and it’s nice to be back after a long time. I learn so much here. Today, I was having a conversation about rural sanitation with Baby, a woman who long-time readers of our blog will...Read More..
A shorter version of the squat working paper 1 was just published by the EPW. Check it out on the EPW website! The paper will be available for free download starting tomorrow, but we are linking a copy for you! Don’t miss it. See ithere....Read More..
See Nitin Dhaktode’s very nice aricle describing a village that became free from open defecation in Maharashtra
The paper, available here, mirrors several of our findings. It says, Even after constructing toilets, planting trees, and cleaning the village, it was not easy to convince some people to use their toilets. Though there were enough toilets, some...Read More..
Now, I don't really like to talk too much about toilets because it takes away from the conversation on latrine use, but Aashish and I just did some math on missing toilets, and the statistics are pretty stark. For the...Read More..
The above is a snip out of the new draft action plan for the Swachh Bharat Mission. I am very concerned that the emphasis of the new plan will be on latrine construction -- especially in practice, whatever comprehensive list...Read More..