Dear Editor,
A UNICEF survey says that 60 per cent of the people in India still defecate in the open. And for women, this is not just an assault on their dignity but also their security. Secondly, the report by the RTI Forum shows lack of sanitation in 40 per cent of schools in India. They have no separate toilets for girls, which is the prime reason for them dropping out of school, especially when they start menstruating. Sensing its importance, Prime Minister Modi has started a mission on sanitation, asking parliamentarians and corporates to help achieve the mission.
Richa Jain