The Prime Minister has said that on World Toilet Day, the nation strengthens its resolve for the Toilet for all.
A brief note on World Toilet Day
- It is an official United Nations international observance day on 19 November to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis
- This year the theme remarks the importance of “Sustainable sanitation and climate change“.
- It raises awareness of the 4.2 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation.
- It aims to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.
- On 19 November 2001, the NGO World Toilet Organization (WTO) was founded by Jack Sim, a philanthropist from Singapore. He subsequently declared 19 November as World Toilet Day
- World Toilet Day was officially declared in 2013 at the 67th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
- 40%- or three billion people of the global population live without basic hand washing facilities with soap and water available at home
- Around 2,97,000 children under five-more than 800 every day die annually from diarrhoeal diseases due to poor hygiene, poor sanitation or unsafe drinking water
- Globally, 80% of the wastewater generated by society flows back into the ecosystem without being treated or reused.