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Feature - The "Clean India" Mission
Olivia Arthur
The Swachh Bharat (Clean India) mission was launched in October 2014 by Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi and he has made it one of the key policies of his leadership. The aim was to make India ‘open defecation-free’ by October 2019 in honour of the 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. Tens of millions of new toilets have been constructed and education programs have been rolled out across the country.

But the issue of cleanliness has long been a complicated subject in India tied in to the caste system and the idea of untouchability. So how could a nation of over 1 billion people, perhaps half...

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INDIA. Agra. 2019. Signs for a public toilet complex.
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INDIA. Agra. 2019. Signs for a public toilet complex.
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INDIA. 2019. Water bottles used by people going for their morning...
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INDIA. Delhi. 2019. Water pots used for cleaning after going...
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INDIA. Delhi. 2019. Toilet block in Kusumpur Pahari.
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INDIA. Delhi. 2019. Newly constructed toilet in a village on...
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INDIA. Delhi. 2019. Urinals near the cremation Ghat.
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INDIA. Agra. 2019. Public toilet complex.
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INDIA. Agra. 2019. A man washes at a water pump in Agra with...
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INDIA. Vrindavan. 2019. Dust on the highway on the way into Vrindavan....
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INDIA. 2019. Images on a school building to encourage cleanliness...
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INDIA. Vrindavan. 2019. Images on a governemnt building to encourage...
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INDIA. 2019. Buffalo cool off in the Yamuna river during a heatwave....
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INDIA. Delhi. 2019. Ground pollution and flooding near the landfill...
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INDIA. Delhi. 2019. Pipelines carrying waste water near Bhalswa...
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INDIA. 2019. Inside the house of a family living next to Bhalswa...
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INDIA. 2019. Rashes on the arm of a man living near to Bhalswa...
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INDIA. Delhi. 2019. Rubbish in the Yamuna river by the ghats....
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INDIA. Delhi. 2019. Debris and religious flowers by the banks...
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INDIA. Vrindavan. 2019. A boy by the banks of the Yamuna river....
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INDIA. Delhi. 2019. A woman bathes in the Yamuna river.
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INDIA. Delhi. 2019. People go to wash in the Yamuna river.
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INDIA. 2019. Men wash in a water tank in a village in the Yamuna...
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INDIA. 2019. In the house of a family living in makeshift accommoation...
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INDIA. 2019. In the house of a family living in makeshift accommoation...
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INDIA. Delhi. 2019. A girl who lives in a makeshift house by...
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INDIA. 2019. A model of Vrindavan and its ghats along the Yamuna...
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INDIA. Delhi. 2019. Red thread wound around a tree by the ghats...
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INDIA. Agra. 2019. People swim in the water of the Ganges during...
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INDIA. Delhi. 2019. A boy has his head shaved after loosing a...
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INDIA. Delhi. 2019. The Ghats near the crematorium.
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INDIA. Delhi. 2019. Open drains near the crematorium.
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INDIA. Delhi. 2019. Pigs in pulluted ground water in a illegal...
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INDIA. Delhi. 2019. A donkey in Kusumpur Pahari, an urban slum....
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INDIA. Delhi. 2019. Manual sewage worker.
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INDIA. Delhi. 2019. Water delivery from a truck in Kusumpur Pahar...
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INDIA. Delhi. 2019. Water delivery from a truck in Kusumpur Pahar...
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INDIA. Vrindavan. 2019. Water tap installed in a toilet complex....
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INDIA. 2019. Wash basins in a highway rest station.
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INDIA. 2019. Cleaning station in a highway rest station.
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INDIA. 2019. A cleaner washes the bathrooms at a highway rest...
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INDIA. Vrindavan. 2019. Public pay-to-use toilet block in Vrindavan....
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INDIA. Delhi. 2019. A woman in the public toilet complex at New...
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INDIA. Vrindavan. 2019. Public pay-to-use toilet block in Vrindavan....
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