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World Toilet Day 2017: 335 million women, girl still defecate in open, says Report

Swacch Bharat Mission a Success or Not? 335 Million Women, Girls in India Still Defecate in Open, Says Report

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project Swacch Bharat Andolan (Clean India Mission) has not been able to provide toilets to 335 million women and girls in India, a report claimed ahead of the World Toilet Day 2017. In a short video clip, Mr. Modi reiterated the importance of ending Iron age concept of Outside defection in the country, adding that it is the "The best gift that can be given to women".

United Nations General Assembly designated 19th November as World Toilet Day to help break taboos around toilets and make sanitation for all a global development priority. And he also praised the efforts of those driving the momentum of this flagship. Today, 4.5 billion people live without a household toilet that safely disposes of their waste.

The Prime Minister complimented all those individuals and organizations working towards building more toilets in various parts of the country. "Their invaluable contribution adds solid momentum to Swachh Bharat Mission", he addded. The day is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis.

It also mentioned that India has managed to improve the sanitation woes in the country but still there is a long way to go.

"Akshay Kumar also tweets and ask to watch his movie" Toilet - Ek Prem Katha" on this World Toilet Day for inspiration.

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