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59.4 rural households do not have toilet facilities, 02 December 2014


Government has spent over dollar 3 billion on constructing toilets across the country but the sanitation campaigns are yet to achieve success with nearly 60 per cent rural households lacking toilet facilities.


With the effort put into the sanitation programme, the coverage in rural areas has gone up from one per cent in 1981 to 32.70 per cent as per Census 2011, and to 40.60 per cent as per National Sample Survey Office report 2012.


“As per NSSO report 2012, 59.4 per cent rural households do not have toilet facilities,” Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation Ram Kripal Yadav told Rajya Sabha said in his reply to a question. Read more....