India strengthens its resolve of Toilet for All, PM Modi on World Toilet Day

Nov 19 2020 07:28 PM
India strengthens its resolve of Toilet for All, PM Modi on World Toilet Day

The World Toilet Day has been celebrated on November 19 every year. On this day, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has said that the nation strengthens its resolve of Toilet For All. In a tweet, the PM said “On World Toilet Day, India strengthens its resolve of #Toilet4All. The last few years have seen an unparalleled achievement of providing hygienic toilets to crores of Indians. It has brought tremendous health benefits along with dignity, especially to our Nari Shakti.” 

India has seen an "unparalleled achievement" of providing hygienic toilets to crores of people in the last few years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday on the occasion of World Toilet Day. To raise awareness about making safe sanitation accessible to all, World Toilet Day is observed globally. Building toilets as part of Modi government's 'Swachh Bharat' programme has brought tremendous health benefits along with dignity, especially to women, Modi said.

A report by the United Nations informs 2.4 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation. Shockingly, more people in the world have access to mobile in comparison with people who have safe and sanitized access to toilets. The report further says 4.5 billion people live without a household toilet, 892 million people practice open defecation, 80% of wastewater flows back into the ecosystem untreated and 1,600 children die per day from diseases that are preventable through clean toilets, safe water and good hygiene. 

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