One of the biggest sanitation challenges India is facing is to provide women with the access to decent and safe toilets especially in rural areas. In order to move towards gender equality, it is essential to end open defecation OD ; against this backdrop the nationwide sanitation programme Swachh Bharat Mission SBM initiated in , assumes greater relevance. One of the objectives of SBM-G is creating a significant positive impact on gender and promoting social inclusion by improving sanitation, especially in marginalised communities. According to the NITI Ayog report , SBM has successfully achieved the target of making India open-defecation-free ODF by constructing over million household and community toilets in , villages in districts across the country.
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Though figures are disputed, anywhere between million and million individuals still practice open defecation in India. This figure is higher than anywhere else in the world. Globally, out of the 2. The practice causes a considerable amount of the disease burden in India, causing untold numbers of infectious diseases, many of which cause diarrhoea which can result in severe dehydration. Many continue with the practice simply because it is what has always been done, highlighting the need for education on sanitation among the population.