April 7, 2020
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NSO report contradicts claim on open defecation free status

The latest report published by the National Statistics Office has contradicted the country’s claim on the open defecation free status.

The Swachh Bharat Mission was the BJP government’s main project to make the rural region of the country open defecation free.

In fact, a large chunk of money was invested in the project to achieve its target by the central government.

In last October, it claimed that it had managed to achieve its target to make its rural region open defecation free.

The highlighted achievement was received well by the people of the country. It was one of the reasons why it was offered an astounding victory by the people in the latest General Election.

But, what the NSO report revels is a different story. It does not support the country’s claim on the matter of open defecation free status.

It exposes how bad the situation in certain states such as Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka still is.

It highlights Odisha as a worse case. It says that in that state almost a half of the total households in its rural region has no proper access to toilets.

The report has been originally published by the BBC. Even though the International media house has the support of some statistic documents, it is difficult to believe the flagship project is still to achieve its target.

Open defecation is a serious issue. It poses a serious threat to the people in the rural India – especially the women in the rural regions.

 

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