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Making sense of shame, 09 December 2014


Building ‘informal squatter islands’ are the solution to India’s sanitation enigma.


Unlike many of you, I'm getting convinced that we may have run out of ideas to get everyone to shit inside a toilet. The sheer number of toilets required for the country to attain some level of decency would be in excess of 300 million, assuming that a family of five takes turn to use the same loo.


The number will continue to grow rather endlessly – as population grows exponentially, as families break into smaller units and as households migrate in search of new opportunities. I suspect if a Toilet Ministry, working 24x7, can achieve such rolling targets! Read more....