The overall purpose of Sulabh Bharat is to provide a healthy living environment for everyone, to protect the natural resources , and to provide safety, security and dignity for people when they defecate or urinate. Effective sanitation systems provide barriers between excreta and humans in such a way as to break the disease transmission cycle. The partial or total non-use of toilets, with some or all in a household defecating in the open, is a growing concern. Although all households may have a toilet, communities cannot remain open defecation free unless they are always used by everyone.This is not just an issue of maintenance and accessibility but also of social norms, mind-sets, and cultural preferences. The problem is widespread but most evident in India.