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As Modi’s ‘Clean India’ Campaign Builds Toilets, Getting People To Use Them Becomes Challenge

Washington Post: India is building millions of toilets, but that’s the easy part
“…[A]s part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Clean India’ campaign to provide new sanitary toilets to more than 60 million homes by 2019 … Modi has made toilet-building and sanitation a rallying cry since October. He has enlisted large companies to help. In the past year, his government has built more than 5.8 million toilets — up from 4.9 million the previous year. But reports show that many of them have gone unused or that they are being used to store grain or clothes or to tether goats, thwarting Modi’s sanitation revolution…” (Lakshmi, 6/4).

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