Survey Finds That 29% Of Swachh Bharat Toilets Don’t Exist

The survey of the 7,500 rural households across 10 districts in 5 states conducted by the Centre for Policy Research in December 2015, states that 29% of Swachh Bharat toilets exist only on paper and of those that have been built, only 36% are unusable.

Of the 10 districts surveyed, the best performing district was Satara in Maharashtra, which has been known for its sanitation achievements, even before the Swachh Bharat campaign started. The worst of the ten districts was Nalanda in Bihar, home of chief minister Nitish Kumar. Shockingly, the govt website has listed the names of the beneficiaries twice.