Experts Urge India PM Modi To Continue Focus On Sanitation Mission, Raise Doubts Over Claims Of Initiative’s Success

The Telegraph: Experts cast doubt on Modi’s claims over success of sanitation mission
“Experts have urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to continue his focus on improving access to toilets as he prepares to make a speech claiming that the practice of open defecation has ended in India. On October 2, the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, Mr. Modi is due to make a speech in his home province of Gujarat claiming that his Swachh Bharat — or Clean India Mission — has brought toilets to all Indian households. … Experts have commended Mr. Modi for bringing discussion about toilets into the open but have cast doubt on his claim that his mission is over…” (Gulland, 10/1).