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India to track progress of 75 cities to improve sanitation

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i147 (Published 11 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i147
  1. Sanjeet Bagcchi
  1. 1Kolkata

The Indian government is to rank 75 of the country’s major cities according to their sanitation and cleanliness as part of a survey to map the progress of a national campaign launched in 2014 to end open defecation.

India’s Ministry of Urban Development has commissioned the survey to be carried out by the Quality Council of India.1 It will cover all the state capitals of India plus another 53 cities with populations of more than one million.

India’s campaign to promote sanitation and …

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