By Anugraha Hadke:
Whenever I have to go shopping to big marketplaces like Sarojini Nagar or Lajpat Nagar (in New Delhi), I make sure that I don’t drink much water lest I have to spend a large amount of time hunting for a toilet, a functional, clean, usable one. And that’s not such an easy task in the city, especially with a full bladder.
The capital city isn’t the only one that faces this shocking shortage of public toilets for women, most cities present a similar scenario. In rural areas, this shortage can often turn into a life or death situation for women.
Women require a little more than just a urinal. Women’s toilets require more space and need facilities to be able to dispose of sanitary napkins as well. Which means clean water, soap, and dustbins are also essential. That often translates to ‘too much effort’ that not many want to take up.
Watch what most women in cities have to go through on a regular basis. The hunt for a swachh toilet continues…