Reports of the National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey

Recently on seeing the reports of the National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey (NARSS) 2017-18 it is seen that Kerala and Mizoram is top with 100% of households not practising open defecation, while Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are with less than 44% of such households.

Reports say that 68% 0f the rural households in India say that most of them use toilets when required,i.e they do not practise open defecation. This was revealed by the National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey (NARSS). After three and a half years the launch of the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan NARSS announced the results this week“A household will be considered as practising open defecation unless all the members of that household use the toilet 100% of the time.” says NARS protocol.

Also it is found that 77% of the rural households presently have access to toilets, and on the other hand 93.4% of those who already had access to toilets used them regularly.

The survey was conducted as the World Bank to begin its payout on its $1.5 billion loan to the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan-Gramin. The survey was conducted in mid-November 2017 and mid-March 2018 and the survey of 92,040 households in 6,136 villages.

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