Open defecation: busting a few myths4 min read 14 Aug 2014, 05:33 PM IST
Instead of building latrines, policy should focus on behavioural change to raise the demand for sanitation
Over half of all Indians defecate in the open, and in rural areas almost 70% of households do not have a toilet or latrine. In contrast, less than 1% of people in China, 4% of people in Bangladesh, and about 25% of people in sub-Saharan Africa defecate in the open. Why is open defecation so prevalent in India?
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