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Toilet: the next katha

DNMUM423617 | 10/7/2018 | Author : Dyuti Basu | WC :784

While the director of UNICEF recently commended India for the country’s endeavours in the field of sanitation, there isstill a long way to go. Dyuti Basu speaks to doctors and start-ups about the way forward

UNICEF executive director Henrietta Fore broke the news on October 1 that India has driven the greatest increase in the use of toilets in South Asia “at any time in history” over the last decade with over 240 million people using them after abandoning open defecation. The biggest contribution in this progress was by India with as many as 86 million rural households since 2014 having gained access to toilets for the first time.
From on-ground projects in villages to bringing the sanitation dialogue into the mainstream with movies like Toilet Ek Prem Katha, the last few years have seen many an endeavour to improve sanitation for the citizens of the country. However, there is a long way to go. “There are people in rural ar
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