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Towards Total Sanitation: Flush the Solution, 26 August 2014


Despite India's rapid economic development, poor sanitation extracts a heavy toll on its public health, especially among women and children. But with the new government at the Centre, the efforts for total sanitation across urban and rural India, under the Swachh Bharat initiative, seems to have taken a distinctive new direction. The arrival of a progressive new India was reflected in a recent protest against lack of proper sanitation at Kushinagar district in Uttar Pradesh, where six newly-wed young women chose to walk out of their in-law’s homes, instead of walking into the fields to defecate in the open.


But, is India prepared to provide the answer to this rising demand for total sanitation? The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has conducted various studies to review the situation and has provided suggestions to reach the target. Read more....