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World Bank Approves Billion Dollar Loan for Indian Toilets

The World Bank has approved a $1.5 billion loan to support an Indian government program to improve sanitation by 2019. The Clean India Mission "aims to end open defecation, achieve open defecation free communities, and improve the management of liquid and solid waste" by providing toilets to rural areas.  "In rural India, three out of five people suffer the indignity of defecating in the open," the World Bank said in a statement Wednesday. "Girls and women...

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