82% Urban Indian Households Possess Proper Toilets: Govt Study


  As many as 82% urban Indian households had a sanitary latrine, according to a new government study.   Of 16 states and union territories analysed, Kerala topped the list: 99% of households were equipped with a “sanitary latrine”–jargon for a proper toilet where that allows ‘safe disposal of human waste’–while West Bengal (51.6%) brought …Read More

15 Suicides Every Hour In India in 2015


  More than 133,623 Indians committed suicide in India in 2015, according to the latest data available, with almost 15 suicides every hour in India.   The rate of suicides in cities–12.2 per 100,000–was higher than the rest of the country, which reported 10.6 per 100,000, according to the 2015 Accidental Deaths and Suicides report released …Read More