Greater access to cell phones than toilets in India: UN

United Nations University
14-Apr-2010

UNU-INWEH report offers 9-point prescription for achieving Millennium Development Goal for sanitation

india220_1616765fFar more people in India have access to a cell phone than to a toilet and improved sanitation, according to UN experts who published today a 9-point prescription for achieving the world’s Millennium Development Goal (MDG) for sanitation by 2015. ¬†They also urge the world community to set a new target beyond the MDG (which calls for a 50 percent improvement in access to adequate sanitation by 2015) to the achievement of 100 percent coverage by 2025.Full news release text, click hereExample coverage:

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