Achieving a Clean and Healthy Rural India

December 15, 2015

Despite a record of impressive economic growth, India still faces the challenge of ensuring good sanitation and public health for her citizens. In rural India, three out of five people suffer the indignity of defecating in the open. Girls and women have to venture out before dawn or after dark, leaving them vulnerable to harassment. Now a new $1.5 billion World Bank project will support India’s Swachh Bharat or Clean India Mission, the country’s largest-ever drive to improve sanitation