World Toilet Day celebrated: 19th November
India has 60.4% people without access to toilet. Around 60 % of Indians do not have access to safe and private toilets, a new study has claimed. A report titled’It’s No Joke – State of the World’s Toilets’ by WaterAid states that “If all 774 million people in India waiting for household toilets were made to stand in a line, the queue would stretch from Earth to the moon and beyond.”
According to the study released on Thursday, the world’s second most populous nation has 60.4 % of its people without access to safe and private toilets. “Since 1990, access has improved by 22.8 percentage points, putting India at seventh out of eight countries for improvement in South Asia. In South Asia, Nepal has seen the most improvement, followed by Pakistan and Bhutan,” the report stated.”Nearly 40 % of India’s children are stunted; this will affect both their life chances and the future prosperity of India. India also has high rates of maternal and newborn mortality linked to sepsis,” the report said.
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