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97% Indians do not have access to clean drinking water

Sunita Narain in a comment in Nature of June 14, 2012 has state that “rapidly modernizing India is drowning its own excreta. Nearly 60% of India’s population have no access to toilets and are compelled to defecate in the open. The mixing up of sewage and water supply systems cause frequent epidemics of gastro-intestinal diseases particularly in the summer and early monsoon period. For further details and observations on the subject readers may refer:http://www.thehindu.com/health/policyand-issues/article3524150.ece

MSR/14 July 2012

1. ‘Nature’, June 14 Comment of Sunita Narain

2. ‘The Hindu’ article of 14.6.2012