Train Toilet Replacement Only By 2021-22


  It will take, by the government’s own admission, up to 2021-22 to replace all existing toilets on Indian trains.   Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said one of his priorities was to install 17,000 modern “bio-toilets“, which use bacteria to convert excreta into gases–released into the atmosphere–and treated and chlorinated water.   The biggest hygiene …Read More

Do Literate Women Make More Active Voters ?


With India’s general elections just 10 days away, there is a hue and cry about women participation in the electoral process. A recent IndiaSpend report found that there has been literally no change in the proportion of women voters over the last 40 years. So what affects women voting patterns? What are the other factors …Read More