Do it differently: Toilets are not enough to achieve sanitation, India must reinvent the waste business

The most important program of this government is Clean India – not just of corruption, but of the muck and filth that is taking over our rivers, our air, and our cities.

But equally (and more) important is the agreement that this ‘cleaning’ up is not possible unless we can provide every Indian with toilets that work and toilets that are connected to systems that will safely dispose of human excreta, to prevent further pollution of our environment and create another source of bad health. This agenda is, therefore, not just about building toilets but about building sanitation systems that are affordable by all. Only when growth is affordable and inclusive can it be sustainable.

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