INDIAN FAMILY: WATER IN ITS LIFE
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INDIAN FAMILY: WATER IN ITS LIFE
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29-31
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Water occupies a very important place in the life of an Indian family. It is also a key element in ritual practice. The acute shortage of drinking water is a very serious problem, especially in villages and slums, in which majority of India’s population live.Shortage of safe water has an influence on public hygiene. More than 70% of rural people relieve themselves behind bushes, in fields, and by riversides. Lately Indian public started demanding urgent solution of these problems. Prime minister Narendra Modi said that building toilets was a priority over temples. Defecation in the open must end by2019 - that is 150 years since the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, who once said good sanitation was more important than independence.
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India, water, symbol of purity, drinking water deficit, sanitation, public health
Date of publication
01.02.2015
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