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Sat Oct 6, 2018, 10:56 PM

every Indian to have a toilet

https://www.bloombergquint.com/politics/every-indian-to-have-toilet-in-next-365-days-official-data-under-the-surface-a-crisis#gs.=6DVWA0

Oh my.

Every Indian To Have Toilet In Next 365 Days: Official Data. Under The Surface, A Crisis

As many as 62,329 toilets were built every day over the last four years of the Swachh Bharat Mission, according to government claims. That’s 2.5 times the toilet-building rate of the previous government, and, if true, India is on track to be open-defecation free over the next 365 days–perhaps even before that, according to the man in charge of the ambitious mission.

“We are very much on track to achieve swachh bharat (Clean India) by the stipulated date (Oct. 2, 2019), India is well on track to achieve (open-defecation free) status earlier than the proposed deadline,” Parameshwaran Iyer, secretary, ministry of drinking water and sanitation, and head of the SBM’s gramin (rural) programme told
FactChecker over email.

With 5 million and 86 million individual toilets built in urban and rural areas, respectively, and 513 districts and 3,062 cities declared “open-defecation free”, the SBM, or Clean India Mission–Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet programme–appears to confirm Iyer’s prediction.....

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