Handwashing helps stop COVID-19. But in India, water is scarce

Handwashing is a critical step in preventing the spread of COVID-19, but there are many challenges to handwashing within the Indian cultural context. Water – a scarce resource – is unequally distributed, unavailable or contaminated due to various reasons. This article by Nilanjana Bhowmick in National Geographic contextually highlights these struggles with water in the times of the pandemic.



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