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India’s Toilet Race Failing as Villages Don’t Use Them

Bloomberg’s Karthikay Mehrortra reports from Rural Uttar Pradesh on open defecation. He finds that villages do not like toilets, and prefer to go defecate in the open. The article builds on the SQUAT Survey, comments from researchers from the Accountability Initiative, and r.i.c.e., to discuss the new government’s plans to build toilets.