India Facts of the Day

Charles Fishman:

India spends 2 percent of its GDP treating diarrhea, according to TERI, one of the country’s most prestigious scientific research institutes […] Not one of the 35 largest cities in India has water service more than an hour or two a day–including the name-brand cities we’ve all heard of: Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Delhi.

I think doing what we can to assist India’s economic development and public health ought to be a substantially higher priority for American foreign policy.