Rural sanitation and drinking water

Rural sanitation and drinking water

Further, it found that 88% of diarrhoeal deaths worldwide was due to unsafe water and sanitation; India has the highest number of annual deaths of children due to diarrhoea at 386,000.

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A review of spending by the Union government on rural drinking water and sanitation by the Accountability Initiative of the Centre for Policy Research reveals a mixed report card, particularly with respect to state-wise variations.

Graphics by Rahul Awasthi; Illustrations by Shyamal Banerjee/Mint