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Solving India’s sanitation puzzle

Vyas, Sangita (2015) Solving India’s sanitation puzzle. International Growth Centre Blog (06 May 2015). Website.

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60% of the world’s open defecation happens in India, and 70% of households in rural India defecate in the open. Widespread open defecation persists in rural India not because of a lack of infrastructure, but because of unique cultural practices concerning ritual impurity, and a history of caste and untouchability

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Divisions: International Growth Centre
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2017 10:31
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2021 00:21

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