Why do so many rural north Indians defecate in the open?
Cooking with gas, not wood | The Hindu
Using cleaner fuels such as LPG is essential to reduce rural air pollution and improve health. What can policymakers do to achieve exclusive use of clean fuels in rural India?
Coercion, construction, and ‘ODF paper pe’: Swachh Bharat according to local officials | India Forum
The Swachh Bharat Mission has turned out to be a top-down programme in which villagers are often coerced into building latrines, with relatively little focus on latrine use.
Swachh Bharat Mission gains have come at a cost | Hindustan Times
Coercive and threatening tactics were used in all of the states to compel people to build and use latrines.
Seeing through smoke | The Caravan
Rural India’s overlooked crisis of outdoor air pollution
A pit stop to change attitudes | The Hindu
Pit emptying must become central to India’s efforts to eliminate open defecation.
Bad air quality is a public problem, yet election campaigns in five states were silent on it | Scroll.in
Eleven of the world's 20 most polluted cities are in Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, which went to polls this month.