With its emphasis on not littering, the programme, launched with much fanfare, does not go far enough in addressing India's real challenges, sanitation experts worry. The PM's address only briefly mentioned open defecation, and the pledge administered across the country does not talk about toilets or their use either. “Because open defecation kills thousands of babies and stunts the growth of children and of our workforce, we should not let ourselves be distracted from it by litter,” health economist Dean Spears who has shown the link between sanitation and child stunting, told The Hindu .
Department of Chemistry MMU, Mullana
Haryana Yuva Vigyan Ratna Award for 2015-16