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Bangladesh model is against subsidy driven construction of toilets, focusing instead on generating collective community demand.
The programme should turn people into willing toilet users and not because Amitabh Bachchan may shame them for open defecation.
Outcomes of a government programme are limited to target achievements. Once a village is declared ODF, attention towards it is likely to reduce. This creates a risk of slipping back into old habits.
Data reveals 25% of Hindus who own toilets don't use them, only 10% of Muslims do the same.
Study reveals health indicators for children, women have shown improvement in areas that have become open defecation-free in the past year.
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