Why India’s sanitation crisis is a public health emergency
States with low levels of sanitation and high population density have more malnourished children
The horrific rapes in Badaun in Uttar Pradesh and in Bhagana in Haryana have one common element: the absence of toilets. The victims had to step out at night because there was no toilet at home. The absence of sanitation is not just a threat to the safety of women but also to the health of children.