Survey data again casts doubt over reality of open defecation-free India3 min read . Updated: 13 Jan 2021, 05:32 PM IST
- New survey data from NFHS hints at a wide gap between the government claim of nearly 100% toilet coverage and the reality of rural households
In late 2019, the Narendra Modi government attempted to delay and then discredit an official survey that showed sanitation coverage was far lower than it was claimed. Another major government survey has now confirmed the trend: in five states, over one-third of the rural population still lack exclusive access to ‘improved’ sanitation for their households.
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