According to the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, the share of the population with access to a toilet has been climbed steadily and now it stands at 89%. India is experiencing a revolution in toilet-building.

Just under 40 percent of the country's population had access to a household toilet before  Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power. With the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan ("Clean India") campaign on October 2, 2014, and the goal is to eliminate open defecation and manual scavenging within five years. Prime minister has vowed to change by investing billions of dollars.

Just under 80 million toilets have been built in India. since the campaign was launched.419 districts are now classified as being open defecation free.The share of India's population with access to household toilets by each year:

2014-2015: 42.8%
2015-2016: 50.6%
2016-2017: 64.2%
2017-2018: 82.6%
2018-2019: 88.9%

Image source: https://www.statista.com/chart/14924/indias-toilet-building-revolution/
Image license: CC-BY-ND

Share of India's population with access to a household toilet

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According to the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, the share of the population with access to a toilet has been climbed steadily and now it stands at 89%. India is experiencing a revolution in toilet-building.

Just under 40 percent of the country's population had access to a household toilet before Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power. With the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan ("Clean India") campaign on October 2, 2014, and the goal is to eliminate open defecation and manual scavenging within five years. Prime minister has vowed to change by investing billions of dollars.

Just under 80 million toilets have been built in India. since the campaign was launched.419 districts are now classified as being open defecation free.The share of India's population with access to household toilets by each year:

2014-2015: 42.8%
2015-2016: 50.6%
2016-2017: 64.2%
2017-2018: 82.6%
2018-2019: 88.9%

Image source: https://www.statista.com/chart/14924/indias-toilet-building-revolution/
Image license: CC-BY-ND

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