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Long way to go for a clean India

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Mahatma Gandhi's concern over sanitation was not merely a question of personal hygiene or even municipal cleanliness; it was also associated with his holistic understanding of the relationship between individual, society and the state. In his reckoning, sanitation was no less critical than political independence: "I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet". His dream was to achieve total sanitation for all.

Indians attained political freedom under the leadership of the Mahatma, but his dream of a clean India remains unfulfilled. A country with a 74 per cent literacy rate is still grappling with sanitation after 67 years of independence.
Read the rest of the article on Asiaone, 23rd March 2015

Date: 23 March 2015