Bihar shows some of the worst trends in sanitation
GN Bureau | October 5, 2016
On October 2, 2014, government launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan with much fanfare. Two years after the status of PM Narendra Modi’s flagship programme is yet to yield applauding results, especially in rural areas and bottom five states surveyed in 2014 even as the government feel that performance is on track to meet the Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin targets well before October 2, 2019.
The rural household toilet coverage has increased from 42% in 2014 to 55.34% in 2016.
According to government data, as many as 2,42,57,960 household toilets have been built in two years’ time. As many as 97,478 villages have been declared open defecation free(38,439 verified) apart from 1,549 ODF villages along Ganga. Among the ODF villages is naxal bastion Malkapur as well.
Here’s a report card:
Number of households with toilets: 9,27,51,791
Top five states in terms of household toilets
Sikkim : 100%
HP : 98.15%
Kerala : 96.40%
Uttarakhand : 88.07 %
Haryana : 87.50%
Bottom five states in terms of household toilets in 2016:
D & N Haveli : 0%
Bihar : 25.23%
J&K : 33.49%
Odisha : 34.14%
Jharkhand : 41.39%
Bottom five states in terms of household toilets in 2014 were:
Odisha : 13.34%
Bihar : 22.94%
J&K : 29.35%
Jharkhand : 31.41%
Telangana : 32.78%
In two years, little progress is seen in the bottom five states and only Telangana could be promoted from the list.
Check complete list on household toilets
Among the districts, Narmada, Panipat, Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Lahaul & Spiti are on the top with 100% toilets (based on household toilets + ODF coverage). However, four Bihar districts (Madhubani, Muzaffarpur, Supaul, Nawada) and one Jammu and Kashmir district (Reasi) fall in the bottom five list with less than 10 percent toilets.
Check complete district ranking here
Read: One lakh villages will become ODF on 2nd October, 2016-Tomar
The Midway Battle: Modi’s Roller-coaster Second Term By Gautam Chintamani Bloomsbury / 400 pages / Rs 699 Gautam Chintamani, a film historian and author, has penned an in-depth chronicle of prime minister Narendra Modi’s second
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has instructed the Mumbai civic authorities to take immediate action on unauthorized constructions on war footing. In a virtual meeting held on Wednesday, Thackeray said no illegal construction will be tolerated in Mumbai and called upon the BMC to
After extending timings of shops and restaurants as well as the reopening of cinema halls and theatres under specified SOPs from October 22, in view of the festive cheer, the Maharashtra government has allowed restaurants and eateries to remain open till 12AM and shops and establishments to function till 1
Rubbishing the recently released Global Hunger Index 2021, wherein India has slipped to 101 position to be placed below Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh, Arvind Panagariya, professor of economics at Columbia University and former vice chairman, NITI Aayog, has said that data collection and methodologies used
A long life span free from diseases and disability, the so-called healthy aging, has been a matter of prime interest to humanity. It is widely held that the life expectancy is a function of interplay between various genetic and environmental factors. There is scientific evidence to support the fact that on
Defence minister Rajnath Singh’s statement, that Mahatma Gandhi had asked V.D. Savarkar to file a mercy petition before the British, has ignited a debate. Vikram Sampath, a historian and author of a recent biography of Savarkar, says two weeks after Jawaharlal Nehru was lodged in Nabha jail, his