Indian government to check the use of toilets


Planning to have a toilet in every household by 2019, since October the government has provided 503,142 new household latrines. Most of them left however unused so it’s time to monitor not only he construction of toilets but even their use. To do this, special sanitary inspectors will go door-to-door to “check and verify the use of toilets” and then, using mobile phones, tablets or iPads will upload the summed results onto a website in “real time.” Is this a shocking task for public employees in this country ? Maybe yes, but according to an UNICEF report it’s estimate that almost 594 million people , or nearly 50 percent of ’s population , defecate in the open, with the situation worst in dirt-poor rural areas. On the other part, sanitation problems costs nearly $54 billion annually.


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