Hindu Spiritual Leader Donates $15M To Provide Toilets Near India’s Ganges River

The Guardian: Can $15m worth of toilets finally clean up the Ganges?
“A Hindu spiritual leader has donated $15 million to build thousands of toilets in villages along the Ganges in an effort to cleanse India’s holy river from the pollution caused by the country’s open defecation crisis. Mātā Amṛtānandamayī Devī, known as Amma (‘mother’) to her followers, made the donation to prime minister Narendra Modi’s stuttering push to ensure all Indians are using toilets by 2019, saying it was ‘one of the most important tasks of the hour’…” (Mathiesen, 9/11).

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