Even after seven decades of Independence more 15,71,91,476 people in India have no toilet facilities and are compelled for open defecation. India has the dubious distinction of being number one in this respect. While the governments coming one after another speaks volumes about this, no mentionable advance has been made. It is a shame for the whole country,

It is commendable that Kerala is almost on the verge of putting an end to open defecation with the large number of toilets being built. Further, the clean habits of the Keralite and the increased literacy has helped.

The Central Government should not only advertise “Swatch Bharat”, but should implement its promises of providing toilets to all those who have not the facility.