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Submitted by MILAN K SINHA on

It's a common knowledge that defecation in open is fraught with high risk of microbial contamination of water which is a major cause of diarrhoea and other intestinal infections among the children. Health problems pertaining to a large section of population due to the aforesaid reasons has a multidimensional impact on our economy in terms of productivity losses, increased expenses in the name of providing medical treatment by the government. If one calculates the net financial loss to the exchequer for not having the basic sanitation facilities, it would be an astounding figure...