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On World Toilet Day, India Focuses on Pledge to Build Toilets for All

India is racing to build toilets by 2019 for 600 million people or roughly half the population which lacks access to sanitization. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has put it high on the national agenda, but the challenge could be daunting in a country where defecating in the open is a common sight and is accepted by many as normal. A giant 700-kilogram cake shaped like a toilet, a walk-a-thon and pledges by hundreds of students to join a sanitation drive marked a three-day event in New Delhi...

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