And no, a sewage system is never “beyond reach due to poverty”. Britain installed one when the British ran India, what happened to it?
If they cannot run their own country, why don’t they admit it and give the country back to those who did a better job?
The whole problem seems to stem from their pride and their funny idea of being an “independent” country. You’re not really “independent” if another country pays your bills and takes in your excess population.
Let’s see, paying your bills, and picking up your shit…Don’t we call that a “pet”?
The rich people in India run the country. They are called “conservatives.” They believe in minimal government, just like conservatives do everywhere. India is a good example of what you get when you put conservatism’s minimal government madness in place. What you get is a 3rd world shithole. All 3rd world shitholes have one thing in common – they have almost no government whatsoever.
The government at all levels in India is only 5% the size of the US government at all levels. In other words, the US has a government at all levels that is 20X larger than India’s. India’s government is starved for money because the rich pay no taxes like in most of the Third World. The rich who run the government simply refuse to build toilets for all of those poor people because those rich people do not want to spend one fat dime on India’s poor.
Further, India is not too poor to build toilets, so poverty is no excuse. For instance, Moldova has the exact same per capita income as India. In other words, Moldova is just as poor as India. Everybody in Moldova’s cities has a working flush toilet, and I believe there is an up to par sewage treatment system. There is a bit of a shitting problem in Moldova’s countryside, but it’s not due to people shitting on the ground. Instead, the toilets in the countryside are for the most part outhouses. Outhouses are ok, but bottom line is having outhouses in your rural areas to deal with sewage is not going to solve the problem because at some point, the outhouses become a problem themselves.
Therefore, since India is just as poor as Moldova, India could easily install toilets for all of its urban residents and outhouses for all of its rural residents and a working sewage treatment system in the cities.
Poverty is no excuse. India has a shitting problem simply because India defiantly refuses to spend the money to fix the problem.