Wall Street Journal quotes Pavan Srinath on sanitation and malnutrition

The Wall Street Journal India quotes Takshashila’s policy research manager, Pavan Srinath on the need to concentrate on sanitation instead of food security.

Forget Food Bill, India Needs Sanitation

“In the absence of focus on sanitation, what we have is taxpayer-funded diarrhea and little else,” Pavan Srinath, policy research manager at the Takshashila Institution, a think-tank, said of the program that the government says will cost about $20 billion a year.