India was under immense shortage of toilets prior to Narendra Modi becoming Prime Minister. It was an issue that resonated in the world and was made a laughing stock by many people. Just under 40 percent of the population had access to the household toilets. It was a problem in the country with over a billion population.
However, in the later days, India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, made promises and invested a lot of money towards the “Clean India” project. This campaign was solely started to revolutionize the toilet situation in India. The campaign was launched on October 2, 2014 with a strong goal of eliminating open defecation and manual scavenging as soon as within five years.
Fast forwarding to 2020, the campaign has been successful. The Indian Prime Minister announced to the world that India has progressed in its toilet-building revolution. He stated that India is now free of open defecation with 110 million toilets built in the past five years. Over 600 million people have access to them.
The following infographic shows the swift progress of the country’s toilet revolution.
Infographic by: statista