Singapore shows the way to developing world in Sanitation
Singapore Shows The Way In To Developing World In Sanitation. After the United Nations Millennium Development Goal called for halving the proportion...
New Delhi: After the United Nations Millennium Development Goal called for halving the proportion of people without sanitation, international NGO WaterAid has said that developing nations can take Singapore as an example in order to achieve the same.
WaterAid further said that its findings are significant in light of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'.
"The dire state of sanitation in India has gained wide attention with Prime Minister Modi's much talked about Swachh Bharat Abhiyan but we need to act more holistically to ensure its success. The commitments need to go beyond just the construction of toilets to focus on other critical aspects like collective behavior change, hygiene and technology intervention. Education to change people's attitudes towards sanitation is crucial if we are to realise the full health and economic benefits of sanitation," WaterAid India chief executive Neeraj Jain said.
The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan aims to eliminate open defecation and provide access to basic sanitation by October 2, 2019, which will mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
According to reports, an estimated 748 million people worldwide do not have access to clean drinking water, while around 2.5 billion people do not have access to basic sanitation .