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Swachh Bharat Mission: A reality check

Swachh Bharat Mission is racing towards its target of achieving an Open Defecation Free India by 2019, constructing more than 2,000 toilets every hour; but will the gains from such increased coverage be sustainable?

The Swachh Bharat Mission is racing towards its target of achieving an Open Defecation Free India (ODF) by 2019, constructing more than 2,000 toilets every hour. But will the gains from such increased coverage be sustainable, given the limited focus on solid waste and faecal sludge management and a lax monitoring and evaluation system.

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