The daughter is going to marry, and a mobile toilet is the dowry that the father prepared for her. This sounds very strange, but in a village in Maharashtra, India, this real story happened.
In a village in the Akola region of Maharashtra, India, people are eager to organize a wedding. Next, the bride will get some new wedding items and take them to their new home. Take a closer look at these gifts. Next to the refrigerator, there was still a mobile toilet. The bride said, “I will know that there is no toilet in the new home after a few days of the wedding, so I told my father that I need a toilet. This is a must.”
In fact, the economic situation of Zhandali’s husband’s family is not bad, but the groom’s family does not understand until now that the importance of having a toilet in the house is. Therefore, the bride had to ask her father for help. She would rather not have a TV, a refrigerator, a washing machine, gold jewelry, but also a toilet.
The story of Zandali has caused a lot of repercussions in the local area. The girls are discussing the practice of imitating Zandali and bravely speaking out their own requirements. .
Lack of toilets in India is already a big problem, according to data released by the United Nations in 2013, India Only about one-third of the 1.2 billion people have access to safe and clean toilets, and many still urinate in the open air. Fecal contamination of water sources and land, leading to the ravage of germs, has led to a high mortality rate in India. Women are often exposed to danger on the way to the distance and outdoors, and even raped and killed. According to data released by the World Health Organization in 2014, women often need to urinate because of the lack of toilets, up to 13 hours.
Recently, a non-governmental organization in India conducted a social experiment to see what happens when Indian women want to solve the urgency on the street. The reporter asked a dozen people in a row, but no one could answer where there was a public toilet. And when she tries to solve it like a man in a big crowd, the others are not as tolerant as men.
A BBC report is about defining the relationship between toilets and women: “About 11,000 women were saved from rape last year, if they had toilets at home. . In fact, in many places in India today, young women’s “list of wishes” tops the list with their own restrooms.
& ldquo;There is no toilet, don’t think about the slogan of your wife, it can be seen everywhere in the streets of India, has become the most successful toilet promotion activities to date.
Launch “paid toilets
In order to encourage people to use the toilet, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation of India recently It is decided that for residents who use public toilets, each time they visit, they will receive a subsidy of 1 rupee (about 0.02 US dollars).
Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation official Harvey · Josh said the measure will be piloted in 67 public toilets in Ahmedabad .
Josh told AFP on the 8th: “If (trial) is successful, this plan will be full in Ahmedabad
A total of 300 public toilets were fully implemented.
Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, Pravin · Patel said: “This plan is to stop the local defecation phenomenon in the city. There are public toilets in the city, but the public is still & lsquo; open air & rsquo; toilet. He warned that "repeated violators will be exposed and encouraged to use coin-operated toilets.
Why do Indians “difficult to go to the toilet?”
In order to change the public’s toilet habits, the Indian government has been promoting A variety of measures, India’s Prime Minister Modi took the initiative to launch a large-scale “clean India plan.” His sentence “The toilet is more well known than the temple, but the plan is not difficult to implement.”
On October 2, 2014, it was the 145th anniversary of the birth of the father of India, Mahatma Gandhi. On this day, the Indian government launched a national clean-up campaign. Modi also took the broom and walked into a residential area in New Delhi.
Modi said that by 2019, the 150th anniversary of Gandhi’s birth, a clean India would be the best way to pay tribute to him. “The Clean India Initiative was officially launched on this day.
According to the Indian NDTV report, “Clean India plans to build 110 million toilets within five years. At this pace, a toilet is built every second. The government’s construction subsidy for each toilet is 12,000 rupees (about 1,170 yuan), which means that the total investment may reach about 130 billion yuan.
Under the leadership of Modi, the construction of the toilet became a topic of universality in India. On November 19th, on the International Toilet Day, civil organizations cut the shape of a giant toilet. Cakes, marathons, parades and other activities to raise awareness of the toilet.
However, how many toilets can change the habits of Indians to go to the place? The reporter of NDTV in India visited Uttar Pradesh recently and found that many villages are promoted by local governments. New toilets have been added, but most of them are idle. They are not full of debris or locked up.Local residents said that they are still in the field to go to the toilet, and women are also.
In fact, in India, the problem of toilets is a big problem that successive governments have tried to solve. To this end, government officials at all levels have made extraordinary moves, both hard and soft.
In fact, most people in India can afford toilets. In a shop across India, you can buy a pissing pan for about 300 rupees (about 35 yuan). However, many Indians believe that open-air notes are a more natural way, and it is disgusting to be in the same room as their own excrement. Such ideas are derived from various factors such as religion, culture, society, and caste.
To ensure that people’s consciousness can be completely changed, they have to start from the doll. In order to popularize Indian children, “UNDO” has also produced an attractive music animated short film that calls on Indians to “Take the poo to the loo”.
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