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Swachh Bharat Mission: Rural Sanitation coverage crosses the 85% mark

The Swachh Bharat Mission has perhaps been the most talked about public welfare initiative of the current government.
  • This largest behavior change programme in the world has resulted in raising the rural sanitation coverage of India to a whopping 85% !
  • In this ongoing momentous task, through mobilization of rural communities:
  • 7.4 crore toilets have been built across rural India, which in-turn resulted in over 3.8 lakh villages and 391 districts getting declared as Open Defecation Free (ODF).
  • The fact that under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen), sanitation coverage has increased to more than double the coverage at the time of the launch of the Mission, makes it extremely significant and noteworthy.
  • A number of surveys conducted by both independent and government agencies in the recent times have also concurred that there is a considerable increase in the usage of toilets after the launch of this mission.
  • We wish a 100% success to this noble and much needed cause!

Expected Questions

As per June 11, 2018, Rural sanitation coverage of India under Swachh Bharat Programme has crossed the mark of 
a. 80%
b. 95%
c. 85% 
d. 90%
e. 75%
Swachh Bharat Mission: Rural Sanitation coverage crosses the 85% mark Swachh Bharat Mission: Rural Sanitation coverage crosses the 85% mark Reviewed by Aman Bhatia on June 11, 2018 Rating: 5

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