milindc wrote:VikramS wrote:Why is it educated Middle Class Indians find it acceptable that the lower class not have access to such basic human necessities? Does the GOI lack the money to provide inexpensive Sulabh type facilities even if sewage connections are not available? http://www.sulabhinternational.org/st/a ... oilets.php (Sulabh toilets start at $10 and go as high as $1000 )
There is absolutely no reason for Indians to tolerate such apathy towards their basic needs when the solutions are so easily accessible and just require some political will and social awareness.
Why do you think Middle Class Indians find it acceptable? How is the responsibility of Middle Class or even for that matter GoI to provide the facilities. The only problem I see is that GoI tolerating the open defecation, once that stops, the facilities will come and people will either build them or will be willing to pay for them..
In any society there is a natural tone of discussion, which is primarily dictated by the middle class. Note that this is different from what the media says (too many string pullers) or NGOs etc (vested interests). If the Middle Class was raising a hue and cry about the sensory assault during their daily life, GOI would act; how many folks go and complain to their local elected leader to provide these facailities. However, there is a general sense of apathy and morass which ignores these basic, very solvable issues; they do not see it as an issue they need to pay attention too.