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Sanitation campaigners call for urgent action over India’s missing toilets

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7060 (Published 25 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7060
  1. Sanjeet Bagcchi
  1. 1Kolkata

Activists for better sanitation in India say that nearly 37.6 million toilets are missing in rural parts of the country. Missing toilets are those that are documented by the government, but do not exist.

A report by the Right to Sanitation Campaign, titled In Deep Shit, says that the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation claims that 53.09% of rural households were covered by the toilet drive by December 2010. But the 2011 …

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