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Swachh Bharat Mission Gains Have Come at a Cost | Sangita Yvas | Hindustan Times

It is true that the reduction in open defecation in rural India has accelerated under the SBM. The recent study by rice and Accountability Initiative of the effectiveness of the four year old programme, shows that the tactics employed by the SBM present important trade-offs that require public debate.  Reducing open defecation in rural India is an important human development goal.  In this article, author Sangita Yvas, research fellow at rice, poses the question,  but at what cost?  Read More…

 

First Published: Jan 22, 2019 07:57 IST