Sulabh International Museum of Toilets

Museum in Greater Delhi & Gurgaon (Gurugram)

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More than half of India's 1.2 billion people still don't have a toilet in their homes, but since 1970 the Sulabh NGO has worked to address India's sanitation issues, constructing new public toilets and developing 'scavenger-free' pour-flush toilets – it's long been illegal for people to work as manual scavengers in order to empty untreated waste, but this caste-defined task is still prevalent in many areas. The organisation also educates, and their small, quirky museum traces the history of the water closet from 2500 BC to modern times. Take a rickshaw from the metro stop.

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