Friday, 15 April 2016

Sulabh International Museum Of Toilets

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In a quiet courtyard in the suburbs of New Delhi, inside a low-slung concrete building, the assistant curator and guides of Sulabh International Museum of Toilets eagerly awaits for visitors. Hygiene and sanitation is one of India's most pressing issues.

An astonishing 60% of the country's 1.2 billion people do not have access to safe and private toilets. Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, a humanitarian and social worker, introduced pay-to-use public toilets in a small village in Patna, Bihar. At first the people laughed at his idea, but now over 15 million people across the country use public toilets constructed by Sulabh International, a non-profit he founded.

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