A Better ToiletFor A Cleaner World
Recently on gatesnotes.com, Bill Gates published a post on India’s on-going struggle to combat the effects of human waste and to find better, more effective ways to handle sanitation for all its people.
In the post he focuses on Prime Minister Modi’s recent Swachh Bharat campaign and the progress it has been making towards stopping the act of open defecation nation-wide.
The good news is that the campaign is working – the number of people with access to proper sanitation has gone up from 42% in 2014 to 63%, and that stat continues to climb higher.
Like many of Gates’ posts, it’s an enlightening read. Here’s a link to the piece in it’s entirety.
In addition to the above post, Bill Gates also created a short virtual-reality video about the undertaking of Swachh Bharat. You can check it out below. (NOTE: It should be viewable in recent versions of Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge.)