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India plans to track use of toilets in rural areas to encourage their use

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h154 (Published 09 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h154
  1. Cheryl Travasso
  1. 1Mumbai

The Indian government has announced plans to use iPads, tablets, and mobile phones to monitor the use of toilets in rural areas across the country. The findings will be posted on the website of the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation to prompt behaviour change among rural communities.

A World Health Organization report in 2014 found that 597 million people …

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