Open defecation in India

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    Abstract

    This study identifi es 11 issues that have inhibited the spread of a comprehensive sanitation programme. It emphasises the complexity of issues and helps avoid the facile targeting of the poor as defi cient citizens, whose latrine practices are viewed as a "primitive" source of social disorder and disease. Recognition that many factors are involved and interrelated might also serve as a warning against patchwork policies that disregard local context in their haste to proclaim another district an "open defecation free zone".
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)72-78
    JournalEconomic and Political Weekly
    Volume49
    Issue number49
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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