Forget Food Bill, India Needs Sanitation

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India is poised to launch one of the biggest food subsidy programs ever attempted, but some experts say it will fail unless major steps are taken to improve sanitation.

“In the absence of focus on sanitation, what we have is taxpayer-funded diarrhea and little else,” Pavan Srinath, policy research manager at the Takshashila Institution, a think-tank, said of the program that the government says will cost about $20 billion a year.

Read the rest of the article in India RealTime, 10th July 2013

Date: 18 July 2013