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Toilet mandatory for citizenship | August 5, 2010

Ok, people have asked me why I am blogging about sanitation, as for most places in the developed world it is not a sexy topic. Well, as this post underlines, the people in Kalikot, Nepal obviously see it as important enough to link it to citizenship. As i have blogged before – – sanitation is linked not only to health, but safety, especially for women.

Anyways, extremely important, if not sexy. Here is the original blogpost from USAID.

It has become mandatory for the Kalikot residents to produce a certificate of possessing a toilet in order to obtain a citizenship certificate. In a bid to make Kalikot district open defecation free within 2015, the District Council endorsed 11-point declaration on sanitation last year, which states that those applying for citizenship certificate have to produce a certificate that shows that the applicant has a toilet in his house. Similarly, the … Read More

via Sanitation Updates


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