Appreciation to Swachh Bharat’s rural component by WHOThe World Health Organisation appreciated the efforts of the Indian Government for its efforts in implementing Swacha Bharat scheme in rural areas.
It is estimated that the Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM-G) will result in preventing more than three lakh deaths due to diarrhoea and protein-energy malnutrition between 2014-October 2019, states a report released by the WHO. The report says India's rural sanitation coverage gone to 89.07% till August 2. This study showed that before the initiation of SBM-G, unsafe sanitation caused 199 million cases of diarrhoea annually and that by 2019, the initiative aims to achieve 100% sanitation coverage.
The report also states that19 States and Union Territories declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) and 7.9 crore toilets were built. Around 421 districts were declared ODF. More than 4.9 lakh villages in the country were declared ODF.
This report really makes India proud and the efforts of all the involved people should be appreciated for the commitment they have shown in achieving this excellent results.