The Swachh Bharat Mission status report 2015 states that more than half of the rural population defecates in open. As per 2011 census more than 68% of rural population were going for open defecation. The data from UNICEF and other studies has declared that almost 400 children under the age of 5 years in India die due to diarrhoea linked to poor sanitation and hygiene.
Due to lack of toilet facilities in the school premises, many of the girl students leave their education mid-way and remain uneducated. The government had started the “Nirmal Bharat programme” which stressed on toilets for girl child in schools.
If 50% of the population remains uneducated because of lack of toilets, it is the liability on the nation and actually a shame on our country.
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People would have to clear their mind discarding all the old system of working. We have to bring in Swachh Bharat in overall perspective. It should not remain as elitist, fun oriented business; rather it has to be very seriously taken. The student community has to take a big role in this. This is project which should be taken forward by the civil society in a big way. The Swachh Bharat mission has created moral sense, awareness and responsibility. India is a vast country, so it takes lot of time to reach out to all the people.
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