Just before the coronavirus crisis, CNET visited New Delhi to learn about a tiny startup reinventing public health and sanitation.
India has a problem with toilets. It doesn't have enough of them.
Every year, more than 126,000 people in India — many of them children — die from diarrheal diseases due to poor sanitation. A tech startup is trying to change that.
Over 344 million people in India don't have access to a toilet. We went there in February to see how a tiny startup called Garv Toilets is using tech to try to change the way the country thinks about public sanitation.
New Delhi's Ashwani Aggarwal created the nonprofit Basic Shit to give Indian public toilets a designer appeal.
The Swachh Bharat mission, launched in 2014, was an ambitious effort to stop open defecation. It's far from reaching that goal.
Garv Toilets is seeking to improve public bathrooms in India, delivering a basic need to millions of people.
Codified into near celebrity status from years of social work, Bindeshwar Pathak takes a "toilet first, temple later" approach to a better India.