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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

NDTV’s award winning journalist, Sreenivasan Jain, on his much acclaimed show Truth versus Hype, discussed the truth and the hype of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. You can see the video here. The show is fairly important. For the first time,

Rukmini S. of The Hindu published an article today about Aashish’s new study on under-reporting of violence against women in India. Husbands commit a majority of acts of sexual violence in India, and just one per cent of marital rapes and

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

IndiaSpend, the data journalism website, published an article by Payal. Here is the article. The full text of the article is also pasted below. - The Narendra Modi Government has announced that Swacch Bharat Mission (SBM) has to be a mass movement

The article, written by Rukmini S had the funny but tragic but true headline, Toilets on Paper. She quotes our Associate Director Payal Hathi: More than half the households in the country still lack access to sanitation. In its villages, some

Ajai Sreevatsan of The Hindu in his meticulous analysis of the profligate sanitation programs in India, uses SQUAT survey and argues that constructing toilet alone is not enough. He also shows that huge funds for construction were not successful in curbing

Soutik Biswas, a Delhi correspondent for BBC, reports on the SQUAT surveys findings about open defecation among people with latrines in their homes. He also argues that building toilets is not enough to end open defecation in India. When Prime

r.i.c.e.’s Payal Hathi use SQUAT and UNICEF/WHO data to explores how making community latrines won’t work for rural India. She also argues that promotion of latrine use, rather than latrine construction, is the best way to make progress on ending

r.i.c.e.’s Dean Spears talks on NDTV about open defecationandhow children in both rural and urban areas fall prey to malnutrition due to lack of proper sanitation. You can wash the full show here

Sangita Vyas of r.i.c.e., Proff. Jeff Hammer of Princeton, and Jayamala Subramaniam of Arghyam, rang in the Swacch Bharat Mission on India at 9 with Anubha Bhonsle. The show culminated with Bhonsle summarizing, “The emphasis has to be on behavioural

Dean Spears and Diane Coffey of r.i.c.e. advocate to promote the message of latrine use, in order to eliminate open defecation in India. They also talk about the expensive aspirations that people in rural India has for latrines and how

Chaitanya Kalbag wrote an interesting column quoting SQUAT and r.i.c.e.’s several other researches in The Economic Times. He also quotes some Swachchata prerak’s ruefully saying, ‘Even when toilets are built, people continue to defecate in the open. Changing mindsets is

Author, diplomat and Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor recently wrote an NDTV blog on sanitation quoting liberally from r.i.c.e. research. (Dr. Shashi Tharoor is a two-time MP from Thiruvananthapuram, the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs, the

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