MEETING TOILET TARGETS

It is impossible to keep Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan out of any discussion that even touches sanitation with a barge pole. And here we were discussing the very crux of the Abhiyaan - Toilets.This was a couple of months ago. I was visiting villages in Muzaffarpur and Samastipur in Bihar; two of the 24...

Making surface water safe for drinking

Babita Dalai, of Harasapara village in Puri district, leads us to the pond that the village draws its water from.  The pond, turbid and muddy, was their source of drinking water, cooking, washing and cleaning. Just about everything. “But we do not bathe animals in the pond,” says a...