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In 'The Swachh Bharat Revolution', edited by Parameswaran Iyer, Bibek Debroy highlights the questions that should be asked about India’s ODF status.
The book ‘The Swachh Bharat Revolution’ has been published by Harper Collins India and has a foreword written by PM Modi.
A field survey conducted by Centre for Policy Research, University of Texas and UC Berkely tracked changes in open defecation in rural north India in the last five years.
Former IAS officer Parameswaran Iyer built 11 crore toilets all over India in 60 months. That's how PM Modi could declare rural India open-defecation free.
Modi government needs to extend the scope of the Swachh Bharat campaign and improve sanitation keeping in mind that many sanitation workers are Dalits.
Roshni, 12, and her minor nephew Avinash were beaten to death in MP for allegedly defecating in the open, triggering a wave of shame and anger in the country.
A UNICEF study showed that on average, ODF village households accrued cumulative benefits of Rs 50,000 per year and their property value increased by Rs 19,000.
The prime minister also laid the foundation stones for four development projects in the state.
Rural Development Ministry data shows Modi's village Nagepur in Varanasi is not open defecation-free, scores zero out of three.
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