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Status check: Swachh Bharat Mission to complete 5 years on October 2 | Rukmini S | Economic Times

On October 2, 2014, Prime Minister Modi gave a clarion call to make India open defecation free by the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Now that Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary is approaching, Rukmini S explores how far has rural and urban India come in increasing the toilet coverage and in getting people to use latrines.

She cites r.i.c.e.’s 2019 sanitation study to say, “Fewer people defecate in the open but having a toilet and still defecating in the open was widespread.”    Read More...