It is a crazy fact but a true one.
India is hitting the headlines this week yet again for its sanitation problems. In 2012 it was reported that nearly 1.2 billion people living in India have no access to a toilet at home. With poor sanitation comes the inevitable contamination of food and other ugly results. An astonishing figure of 1 child dies every 90 seconds from a water related disease.
Is Change Finally on the Horizon?
Reports say that in 2014 the Prime Minister of India started a national campaign to help the sanitation crisis. This is to include providing 60 million homes with a toilet by 2016. This sounds great in theory but there are doubts about its real benefits because of the cultural acceptance of this idea. The problem does seem to be causing those who really care and want change to think outside the box and create innovative ideas for community toilets that will benefit whole communities.
It makes us realise how spoilt we are, not just for having a toilet, but also for the choice we have available here in the UK. All you have to do is contact your local plumber and you can get access to a dual flush toilet, electric flush toilet, low water usage toilet or even other variations such as a bidet with add on heated and personal cleaning seats. Never forget when you next need your toilet fixed or replaced…it’s worth it!