60% INDIANS ARE LIVING WITHOUT TOILETS
India was one of the first cultures to have sitting toilets in the society. Archaeological remains of the Harappa civilization around the Indus valley, 2500 BC, have disclosed that people of that times had toilets in each house. Those toilets, linked with drains covered with burnt clay bricks, was a fine example of sanitary engineering. Since then, the
civilization developed and the sanitation technology declined horribly in the country. At present, 2.6 billion people in the world have no access to toilets and 1.3 billion live in India and China.
People peeing public is a kind of view you can see anywhere across India. This has become a habit for most of the Indians. They hesitate using the public urinal and do prefer peeing in open because of the worst condition of public toilets at most of the places.
Every morning you can find men, children carrying an old tin or bottle of water going towards the nearest train tracks, shoreline, vacant plot, field, or just the side of the road just to relieve themselves. Women usually wait till the late nigh or early morning before they get a chance to go to relieve themselves.
WHO-Unicef report, which states that in 2008, some 638 million Indians living without toilet. India has a population of roughly 1.1 billion, so if you do the math, it means 60 percent of the nation’s people have to put up with the inconvenience.
Indian economy is being rated among the 2nd fastest growing economy in the world. The other side of coin reveals that less than 20 % of Indians only have access to good clean toilets across the country. According to the World Health Organization, 80% of India’s diarrhoeal diseases is the result of drinking water contamination by poor sanitation.
The cost of labor has become cheaper than cost of toilet paper in the country. It has resulted in the absence of municipal staffs to keep the public toilets clean.
You would have traumatic experience if you get a chance to visiting public toilet facilities in India most of the times.
In slum areas,an average 81 people share a single toilet. In some places it rises to an eye-watering 273.Unsurprisingly, it is still common to see people squatting by roads and railway tracks or along the coast, openly defecating in the city that drives India’s economy and where some of the world’s richest people live.
How could a person make a toilet if he has no money for food. 70 percent of India`s population living in only Rs-20 per day (less than half US dollar).Most of people in Rural India are living without Electricity,House, Drinking water, Toilet, School, Hospitals.Most of them are still living in unhuman conditions
The UN estimates that 600 million people or 60 % of Indians still defecate outside, more than 60 years after the scrupulously clean independence leader Mahatma Gandhi first talked of the responsible disposal of human waste.