India's Sanitation Woes

September 3, 2015 17:27 IST
Access to toilets in India has been making headlines ever since the Modi government launched the Swachh Bharat campaign. Kerala (96.19%) has the highest number of rural households with access to toilets among the Indian states, followed by Sikkim (95.37%) and Himachal Pradesh (92.51%). Among other states with better toilet access are Haryana (82.95%), Mizoram (78.15%), Uttarakhand (77.59%), Punjab (75.70%), Meghalaya (71.05%). However, states like Odisha (14.98%), Bihar (23.17%), Jharkhand (33.64%), Andhra Pradesh (34.68%), Madhya Pradesh (35.37%), Rajasthan (37.56%) and Telangana (39.19%) figured among those having the least access to toilets. Credit: KBK