Change mind­set

Down to Earth - - LETTERS -

This refers to the cover story Many peo­ple in In­dia still con­sider that a toi­let in the build­ing com­pound makes it im­pure. Such peo­ple think that open defe­ca­tion is more hy­gienic. We need grass roots-level cam­paigns to ed­u­cate

such peo­ple about the num­ber of dis­eases that can be avoided by ba­sic clean­li­ness, and how spend­ing on toi­lets is as im­por­tant as spend­ing on other in­fra­struc­ture. In fact, we don't need to build tem­ples, mosques, churches or gur­d­waras. Toi­lets with good wa­ter fa­cil­i­ties are the need of the hour.



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