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Haryana has been ranked first in the country in terms of access to and usage of toilets, with 99 per cent of households in rural areas covered and usage of 100 per cent, a state government release said today. This is higher than the national figures of 62.45 per cent households covered and usage of 91.29 per cent, the release said here. The findings were a part of a survey report of the Swachh Bharat Mission that was released in Delhi today, it said. The survey was conducted by the Quality Council of India across 1.40 lakh households in 4,626 villages in the country in May and June, 2017, to assess the impact of behaviour change under Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin, the release said. Among the open defecation-free states, Haryana occupies the top rank, followed by Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Sikkim and Uttarakhand, it said.
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