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 be 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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Fact Source: The Globalist- Sanitation in India, The Final Frontier by the Economist and Was ist los dem indischen Mann? by Jan Ross (Die Zeit)

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Fact Source: Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water, 2015 update and MDG assessment, UNICEF and WHO 2015

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Fact Source: Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water, 2015 update and MDG assessment, UNICEF and WHO 2015

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Fact Source: WSP


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Fact Source: Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water, 2015 update and MDG assessment, UNICEF and WHO 2015

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Fact Source: Live mint

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Fact Source: Live mint

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Fact Source: Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water, 2015 update and MDG assessment, UNICEF and WHO 2015

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Fact Source: Live mint

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Fact Source: The Globalist

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Fact Source: The Views Paper

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Fact Source: The Views Paper

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Fact Source: World Time

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.

Design Credits: Rohit Jakhu

In partnership with Team Swachh