Nature’s call

  • 300 million women and girls are forced to defecate outside
  • Bangladesh, has reduced open defecation from 19% to 3% in just two years by decentralising sanitation programmes
  • Nearly half of India’s 1.2 billion people have no toilets at home
  • Everyday 200,000 tonnes of human feces are deposited in India, left in the open
References
  1. Guardian: Lack of toilets puts India’s health and rural women’s safety at risk
  2. BBC: India unveils cheap new village toilets
  3. More on Pubmed: Toilets and India
  4. BBC: India brides leave husbands’ homes for lack of toilets
  5. CSE: Political economy of defecation
  6. Sulabh: Q2P documentary
  7. BBC: Composting toilets
  8. BBC: Amartya Sen: India’s dirty fighter
  9. BBC: The toilet system turning human waste into energy

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