Without sanitation, we would be exposed to a number of deadly diseases. In fact, the mere invention of a toilet has added more than 20 years to average human lifespan. Even though India realized the importance of sanitation back in the year 1947, there's a lot that can beĀ improved when it comes to sanitation in our country.

These facts about the ugly state of sanitation in India will leave you feeling disgusted.

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Disturbing, isn't it? It's time we join hands with Team Swachh, a campaign by UNICEF India and WASH United which aims at making an open-defecation-free India by providing public toilets across the nation.

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