Basic need of our life is sanitation, to live a healthy life anywhere in the world, and India has saved around thousands of lives by increasing sanitation coverage in just a small tenure if four years.

According to a recent report of World Health Organisation India’s “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” cleanliness campaign has increased the nation’s sanitation coverage from 40% to 90% – and the nation is set to achieve total coverage by October 2019.

Prior to when Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the initiative back in October 2014 as a means of honoring Gandhi’s birthday, unsafe sanitation resulted in roughly 200 million cases of dangerous gastrointestinal problems every year.

“In a recent report, the WHO has said that because of the cleanliness campaign around 300,000 children were saved,” the Prime Minister said in a translated statement.

“The credit for saving these lives goes to every Indian who was a part of this campaign. Over the course of the last four years, the Indian government has made it their mission to provide sanitation coverage for the entire nation – and their success has reportedly saved thousands of lives.