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Decorated with marigolds and ribbons, 108 toilets unveiled in a tragedy-hit village are a small step in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s push to end open-air defecation for impoverished Indian women.
The spotlessly clean toilets were donated on Sunday to the village in northern Uttar Pradesh state, where scared and vulnerable women had long been forced to trek nightly into the fields to relieve themselves.
“I believe no woman must lose her life just because she has to go out to defecate,” said Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of sanitation charity Sulabh which built the toilets.
“Our aim is to provide a toilet to every household in the country in the not too distant future,” Pathak told AFP in Katra Shahadatganj village.
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