Earlier this year, a report by a UN body revealed that more Indians had mobile phones than enjoyed access to a toilet.
Only around a third of the population could regularly use proper sanitation.
Men and women alike are forced to defecate in public on scraps of land close to their homes, by railway sidings, on the edge of the road. [source]
The athletes' village for Delhi's Commonwealth Games is reportedly unfit for human habitation with "excrement in places it shouldn't be."