Flushing toilets in a Mumbai suburb can take about 20 minutes.
But in a rural area in southern India, a $200 billion seed bank could help start fresh agriculture.
The government of India is investing $400 million in a $1.3 billion bank in the country’s most remote areas, which will help farmers start seedlings and boost the rural economy, according to a statement.
The bank is expected to start the first crop this year.
It’s part of the $1 trillion infrastructure plan that Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled in May.
The plan calls for an $800 billion rural economy that is the envy of many of the world’s most developed nations.
India, with more than 5,300 million people, has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world, with one-third of the population illiterate, according the United Nations.