Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Survey reveals not even half the toilets built being used; government withheld findings
NEW DELHI: India may have constructed over one crore toilets in a year under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet programme Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, but it does not appear to have brought about speedy behavioural change.
Not even half the toilets built under the cleanliness mission are being used, an all-India survey conducted by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) has revealed. While just 46% of 95 lakh toilets built in rural India are being used, the figure is barely 50% even in urban areas, as per the survey.
The ministry of statistics and programme implementation, the nodal ministry for NSSO, had planned to release the report on October 2, the anniversary of the launch of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. However, the ministry withheld the report after a review by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). The PMO thought the survey report would be used by the Opposition to slam Prime Minister Modi’s cleanliness initiative, officials told ET.
有官员告诉’印度经济时报’：统计、计划贯彻部 – 全国抽样调查办公室的下设部门，原打算在10月2日 – 发起’印度大扫除’运动的一周年纪念日，公布这份报告。但是，在总理办公室评审之后，该部门捺下了报告。总理办公室认为，这份调查报告可能会被反对党用来抨击穆迪总理的大扫除倡议。
Swachh bharat abhiyan is very useful. But news media report that newly constructed toiles are not conected with any sewage system. then tey are as good as defecating in open. Implementation of various abhiyans should be watched at every steps to make them a succes.
Toilets not being used ,whose fault is this.Not the Govt’s it is the people who need to use it.The project swatchh Bharat under Modi is progressing for the benefit of people more so the woman folk.Don’t say it is not being used.Than it is responsibility of all the people to educate no users in cluding all the political parties .Govt alone cannot do this.
This is utter lie, over one crore toilets constructed under swach bharat abhiyan, this is lie…whats the source of this new over one crore toilets, if the toilet was built than people will be happy to use those toilets, its a fake and bogus reporting to tarnish the image of villagers and poor people of india..
So what ? Swachh Bharat scheme is good at draining out exchequers money through Toilets !
hatred filled mindset can only see bad things..
first the facility is provided. Now it is awareness and law and order to act upon it…
people enjoy going outside.This should be change.
What do you suggest? Toilet police? There is another way of looking at it — Almost 50 percent have changed their toilet habits, and also within a year. What an achievement!
Ravi K Gupta
understood. PM can ensure horse reach to pond, but cannot force him to drink. this awareness has to be brought / enforced by local administration / panchayat.
its like bringing the donkey to the river but you cant force him to drink. This shows Modi is doing his work but not all are following.
Habits die hard……. they have been habituated in relieving in public but even after GOI gives them a toilet, still people preferring is sad to know………. but things will change slowly – such is the level Congress has trained our People
积习难改…他们已经习惯在外方便，但即使印度政府给了他们厕所，人们还是更愿意那样，听了叫人伤心…但事情会慢慢改变 – 这就是国大党调教我们人民的水准