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    Appreciation to Swachh Bharat’s rural component by WHO

    The 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.
  • #644450
    Nowadays I feel that if any eminent international body like WHO praises any Government scheme in India, we must not mention it. As a nation with a perennially negative mindset, we must highlight our failure. We must not mention our success-stories, instead, we must give more than necessary exposure to our failures. Only then, we will remain in the darkness of inferiority complex and self-doubt.
    Beware! I question everything and everybody.

  • #644468
    As with all of us, India and its development story keep varying in the different shades of grey. Sometimes it's dark and depressing grey and sometimes it's light and cheerful grey. Going with the current mood, Swacch Bharat is at least an effort towards completely eradicating the nuisance of unhygienic practices from the country. Everyone here, of course, understands how ridiculous and primitive we may seem to the world when the PM of a country has to announce on national television of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. I mean we, the citizens of India need our PM to tell us to keep our streets clean is beyond shameful.
    But such is the state of affairs so be it and if we have made some progress and let us be happy about it. After all, we are moving towards a sanitized India and that is wonderful.

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