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'Haryana tops in terms of access to and usage of toilets'

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

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 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 Mission that was released in today, it said.

The survey was conducted by the Quality Council of 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 Mission-Gramin, the release said.

Among the open defecation-free states, occupies the top rank, followed by Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, and Uttarakhand, it said.

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First Published: Tue, August 08 2017. 20:14 IST