Author Archive

HomeAuthor's Article(s) khushboo dhuri

In India, millions of people do not have access to toilets. Lack of sanitation infrastructure in rural areas has forced a large population to follow open defecation practices. This, in turn, has opened up the possibilities of health hazards, causing dangerous diseases such as diarrhoea, typhoid and dysentery, claiming hundreds and thousands of lives every year. Moreover, human waste in open grounds has led to soil and water contamination and environmental pollution, especially during the monsoon season.

The sanitation situation in India has been grim for a long time. Lack of proper toilet facilities, waste disposal mechanisms and shortage of water in different parts of the country has caused multiple problems such as open defecation and subsequently water and soil pollution. Moreover, poor sanitation has led to the spread of diseases among communities and a countless number of deaths.

India is one of the most populous countries in the world with high population densities in rural areas and urban cities. As a result, human waste treatment and management have become one of the major challenges faced by the country today. According to reports, less than 30% of the population in India have access to safe sanitation facilities. The majority of households in rural areas practice open defecation, which threatens to cause various diseases such as diarrhoea, cholera, hepatitis, dysentery etc.