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Rural sanitation must

Pune Mirror, 27 June 2014


Rural sanitation is the most challenging factor to counter that leads to polluted drinking water. The lack of proper disposal of domestic waste also poses a health hazard and sparks diseases like gastroenteritis. As per a UNICEF report, more than 620 million people defecate in the open and most rural school toilets are not constructed.


More than half of the Indian population lacks toilet facilities. In addition to saving lives, research on the economics of sanitation and water indicates that no other single intervention brings greater public health returns than the annual economic impact of poor sanitation, which is more than that of GDP, including costs related to premature deaths. Read More....