Of the 1 billion people globally who have no toilet, India accounts for nearly 600 million. Fifty per cent of India’s population defecates in the open. Community-centric programmes under strong leadership can usher in a clean India says this e-book by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), the environment think tank based in New Delhi, India.

Written by noted environmentalist and Down To Earth Editor Sunita Narain, "Why I Should Be Tolerant" is a quasi-autobiographical book which chronicles the global development discourse from the 20th and 21st centuries. Narain, listed by Time magazine as one of the world's 100 Most Influential People, has captured the origin and context of the most important environmental issues of our times.

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