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2017-07-15T10:44:22+05:30

Bad Luck Toilets

Way back in 1984, Siddheshwar Singh, a well-off farmer in Ghazipur, a village in Bihar’s Nawada district, reportedly lost his son to a ‘mysterious’ disease while he was constructing a toilet at home, perhaps the first of the village. Twelve years later, in 1996, another villager’s son died while a toilet was being constructed at his house. That was it for this village as far as toilets were concerned. The villagers have since felt that toilets bring bad luck, at least in the case of their village. Despite many villagers having the money for building toilets, they choose to defecate out in the open. All efforts to popularise sanitation under the Swacch Bharat campaign have fallen on deaf ears in Ghazipur. “Life comes first, hygiene can wait,” Uday Kumar, a Ghazipur resident was quoted as saying.


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