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WASH

Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) has emerged as one of the major concerns in recent years. The urban population served with water supply facilities during 2000 was about 89per cent with sanitation facilities about 60per cent, which included the SC and ST population. 45.2per cent of all households had drinking water source within their premises, whereas only 27.0per cent of SC and 15.2 per cent of ST households had this facility. Furthermore, 40per cent of all households had tap drinking water facilities as compared to 32per cent among SC households and 20per cent among ST households. Only 23.7per cent of SC households and 17per cent of ST households had latrine facilities within their premises, as compared to 42.3per cent for all households.

Latrine Facility

States

No Latrine

2011

2001

Bihar

76.9

80.8

Chhattisgarh

75.4

85.8

Gujarat

42.7

55.4

Jharkhand

78

80.3

Delhi

10.5

22

Odisha

78

85.1

Maharashtra

46.9

64.9

Tamil Nadu

51.7

64.8

Kerala

4.8

16

Karnataka

42.8

62.5

West Bengal

41.2

56.3

Goa

20.3

41.4

Source: Census of India 2011

In terms of drinking water, the poor largely depend on hand pump or tube well water. Nearly 42 per cent of the total population access hand pump or tube well water for drinking according to census 2011. Lack of access to clean drinking water and sanitation facilities do have large bearing on the socio-economic and health status of the poor. Despite various schemes being chalked out by the states, non-implementation, lack of monitoring and deprivation of the poor in access to these schemes have impacted the quality of life of the poor, especially the SCs and STs.

Wash Book

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