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Millions Shun India's Innovations in Solving Sanitation Problems

In Geeta Colony, a crowded slum in the Indian capital, 45-year-old Meena Devi said she would rather walk into open areas in the vicinity of her tiny home for defecation than wait in snaking lines at the “filthy” community toilets. “The toilets are in terrible condition, there is no sewer system. Then they shut the doors at night,” she said.   Across Indian villages and towns, the government has accelerated a drive to build millions of toilets as it makes ending open defecation by an...

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