Im tired of hearing online how our country lacks toilets. EVERY FUCKINGTIME WE HAVE SOMETHING GOOD GOING FOR US A PAKISTANI/CHINESE WILL COMMENT HOW WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TOILETS! and as much as I would love to refute him/her it's TRUE! :(
So what is going on? how can we solve this? and how much does this cost us? Why do we not think of this as tied heavily to our national image? It has been decades since independance and why are we still so behind this? Does China have this issue as well?
It will cost a lot to upgrade the sewage system and it will not happen at once. Each town and village will have to take part in the change itself. Months of work is required the roads will be dug which will be a problem in itself and most importantly money is required but corruption will take most of it away.
In short modern sewage system will be construed (or upgraded) slowly and will take decades to complete.
My hometown had a sewage system built 3-4 years ago. Right now there are a HUGE number of complaints of clogged drains and backflow. Luckily we never took the connection to the sewage system as my dad was skeptical it would work and wanted others to try first.
Your father is a smart man. It really is a shame that we cannot trust our own government to provide us with better living standards.
You mean to say you have a septic tank at your house? And if there is a sewage system provided by the city one does not need a septic tank?
I just want to remove doubts/gaps in my knowledge so correct me if I am wrong.
Yeah we do. If your city provides an efficient and reliable sewage system and you are draining all your effluents in that then I can think of no reason to keep a septic tank. I am no expert on sewage systems though so google would be a better source.
I like that word it doesn't sound even half as crude as its meaning.
It took Europe about a century.
But they did it in the 19th century. We have much better tools now. The problem is not technology the problem is lack of awareness inefficacy and corruption.
If no start is made it doesn’t matter whether the work takes one day or one century.
maybe not now but in the near future this will be one of the main campaign promises of a major party.
Bro it is easy to contruct toilets . It is difficult to bring running water supply to these toilets so that they can be clean long enough for people to continuosly use them
It is easy to construct toilet. It is difficult to make people use them. Caste and purity taboos still prevents many people from using toilets in their homes even if they have a perfectly usable toilet with running water. This is what makes India a unique case.
It's mostly a problem with us Hindus. The Muslims whatever faults of their religion tend to mind cleanliness. We just have all these weird ass superstitions which are especially prent among the poorer people regardless of if they are low class Dalits or not. It will take more than just toilets to fix b/c you need to fix the mindset of the country first.
That's not true. Even malls here have horribly dirty toilets.
People simply don't want toilets. There are too many superstitions concerning hygiene in this country. There are millions conditions to check before doing simple things like going to the barber or even cutting your nails.
Toilets are considered dirty. People won't clean their own toilets because only "certain" people are meant for that. You aren't even allowed to touch already dirty things like cash notes with your "toilet" hand. If you're a leftie people will scoff at you for eating with your left hand.
Pehle remove all these customs that are holding us back.
I think your answer makes the most sense. So how do you propose we remove all these superstitions?
Education isn't helping so I don't know. Maybe if the temple Brahmins take an initiative to spread awareness? People will listen to them.
Maybe if the temple brahmins cleaned a few toilets themselves it would help dispel the caste-myth that only some castes (or casteless communities) must clean them.