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Swachh Bharat is now about toilets built, not change in attitude: Experts

 Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) has shifted sanitation policy’s focus to the number of toilets constructed from collective behavioural change, said sanitation experts. Despite the fact that community-led total sanitation (CLTS) has brought about change in the last few decades, the pressure of targets has changed the C in CLTS to collector, said VK Madhavan, chief executive, WaterAid.“We need community involvement to look at the hygienic behaviour, but it [sanitation] is becoming a political imperative. We are seeing tunnel vision lead to a narrow emphasis on toilet construction and usage, to some extent, but hygiene is left behind. The assumption is that you have access to a toilet and you use it to adopt hygienic behaviour, but there isn't enough evidence to support it,” said Madhavan..Read More...