Want to contest in village elections? Get a toilet, says Indian state

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Want to contest in village elections? Get a toilet, says Indian state

by Sarah Lindsay August 6, 2015

Reuters

 

In an effort to improve sanitary conditions, the Bihar state has mandated that all individuals seeking election to village councils must have a home toilet. The act goes into effect for 2016 elections.

Officials hope the act will cut down on the spread of typhoid and other common waterborne diseases.

 

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