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Swachh Bharat

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Dear Editor,
Without basic necessities, the ‘Swachch Bharat Abhiyan’ will not yield any fruitful results. Today, television and telephone sets exceed the percentage of households with access to toilet facilities. An alarming 45 per cent of India’s population still defecates in the open. There are hardly any guidelines for the disposal of dead animals. In rural areas, they are thrown into Nullahs, Khuds and the rivers, causing microbial contamination. The government should construct sanitation points and recruit personnel to look after these spots, improve the eco-cultural environment, protect vultures’ species that feed on dead animals and guide people to start such practices from their homes. Toilets are not just needed in every school but also in all homes.
Tokri, Udhampur

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