Asian Review of Social Sciences (ARSS)
An Educational Programme of Sanitation in India: A Mirage to RealityAuthor : Aafreen Naz and S. M. Jawed Akhtar
Volume 8 No.1 January-March 2019 pp 72-76
Sanitation is the need of the present era. It is the basis of disease free, clean environment and healthy aspect of a hygienic and decent life style. According to the World Bank data the 2.3 billion people in the world live without an access to a toilet and almost 892 million people practice open defecation. Only 69% of world’s population have an access to toilets and 38% have managed to go for safe and germs free defecation. It represents a high categorical underprivileged section of a society deprived of basic amenities. The Indian Ministry of Statistics and Programme implementation (MOPS) in its published 2016 report says that usage of toilet is 95.6 percent in rural region and 98.8 percent in urban areas which shows a considerable level of hygienic defecation process practices in Indian households. India has implemented Swacha Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) or Swacha Bharat Mission (SBM) with an objective of cleanliness drive and making India open defecation free. An NSSO survey reveals that 42.5 percent people in rural areas and 87.9 percent in urban areas have access to water facility in toilets. An educational drive or a comprehensive programme is implemented in India with wider application and coverage.
Education, Sanitation and Application
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