Monday, November 01, 2010

India: Land of many cell phones, but where are the toilets?

The Mumbai slum of Rafiq Nagar has no clean water for its shacks made of ripped tarp and bamboo. No garbage pickup along the rocky, pocked earth that serves as a road. No power except from haphazard cables strung overhead illegally.

And not a single toilet or latrine for its 10,000 people.


It is a country buoyed by a vibrant business world of call centers and software developers, but hamstrung by a bloated, corrupt government that has failed to deliver the barest of services.


Yet U.N. figures show that only 366 million Indians have access to a private toilet or latrine, leaving 665 million to defecate in the open. Full story...

Don't miss:
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  5. Agra railway station platform in India is also a toilet!!! 
  6. "30% Indians totally corrupt, 50% borderline ..." 

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