Report of Household Survey for Assessment of Toilet Coverage under Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin-2017
(August 19, 2020)
The launch of Swachh Bharat Mission on 2 October 2014 is a quantum leap for India on the cleanliness and sanitation front. The mission shifts its focus from Outputs (i.e. toilet construction), as in earlier initiatives, to Outcomes (i.e. Open Defecation Free India and behavioural change). Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) has become a mass movement and is not just a government programme anymore.
The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation is committed to make each and every village of India clean and open defecation free. As the Swachh Bharat Mission completes 3 years, a household survey was carried out by Quality Council of India (QCI) in villages across India to assess sanitation Coverage and cleanliness and I feel happy that the results have been encouraging. It gives me extreme pleasure to present this report, which aims to assess the current status of rural sanitation coverage and usage of toilets at a pan India level as well as at state level It also provides an independent evaluation of the progress made so far under Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin).