Saritha RaiMay 9, 2010 08:56Updated May 30, 2010 12:32
BANGALORE, India — In populous India, more people have access to mobile phones than to toilets.
Shocking as that statistic may be, a combination of social, cultural and economic factors are at play, depriving millions of Indians access to better sanitation.
On the one hand, India has some 565 million mobile phone connections, covering roughly half the country’s 1.2 billion people. It is a country whose tech-savvy workforce provides sophisticated tech know-how to the rest of the globe.