The survey, commissioned by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, has been conducted since 2016 and verified by an independent agency.
The group asked how will these toilets be kept functional and waste generated be disposed of efficiently.
'India is open defecation free': Experts question govt claim, say scheme is ‘archaic’, people might slip back to their old habit
Experts questioned the government's claim of the country becoming open defecation free
Five years of Swachh Bharat Mission: Survey finds 72% believe cities now cleaner, but 88% report garbage still dumped in public spaces
72 percent believe their city and neighbourhood is cleaner than 2014, want no single-use plastic and public health to be the focus in mission’s next phase
Narendra Modi to declare India open defecation-free on 2 October, says Gujarat deputy CM Nitin Patel
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will declare the country open defecation-free on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 2 October
Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi to hold talks with Donald Trump, receive award from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan today; day's top stories and more
Here are today's top stories: Narendra Modi to hold talks with Donald Trump on sidelines of UNGA today; Rajnath Singh to embark on two-day visit to Chennai starting today to attend investiture ceremony of Indian Coast Guard; and more
Bill, Melinda Gates to honour Narendra Modi for sanitation initiative 'Swachh Bharat Mission' aimed at improving access to toilet
Bill and Melinda Gates aren't backing down from honouring India Prime Minister Narendra Modi despite concerns about human rights abuses in the disputed Kashmir region
Narendra Modi will receive an award from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan from during his visit to the United States later this month.
'Opposition is using killing power': Pragya Singh Thakur's statement is embarrassment for BJP; time party took stern action against her
Pragya Singh Thakur's irresponsible remarks, including her latest comment about Opposition using killing power to harm BJP leaders, are clearly out of sync with the party's and the government's collective image projected to the voters and the world at large
The sanitaryware industry has urged the Centre to rationalize Goods and Services Tax (GST) to 5 percent from the existing 18 percent to pare down the cost and encourage personal hygiene
Vadodara civic body ropes in cops, CCTVs to catch litterers, will impose fine of Rs 500 to Rs 1,000 from 17 June
From 17 June, the Vadodara Municipal Corporation will impose fine, ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 1,000, for acts like spitting on roads, littering, urinating in open, defacing walls, illegal hawking and parking; it's planning to take help of CCTVs and police personnel to catch offenders
NDA government's 'Swachh Bharat Mission' in villages has reduced groundwater contamination, reveals UNICEF study
These studies, commissioned by UNICEF and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, were launched on World Environment Day and aimed at assessing the environmental impact and communication footprint of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) respectively.
In Rajasthan’s Chita Mehrat community, Narendra Modi’s schemes on toilets, bank accounts leave an impact on voters
Access to toilets, gas stoves and direct benefit transfer under Modi govt's flagship schemes is likely to make a dent in the winning prospects of the Congress in Pushkar constituency in Rajasthan
In Uttar Pradesh's Jhansi, toilets built under Swachh Bharat Mission exist only on paper, open defecation continues
In the village of Deora in Jhansi district in Bundelkhand, Suman Devi’s family got money to build a toilet. But the money could not even cover the cost of a toilet pan
BJP manifesto: Continuity for sure, but some goals are aspirational; where will the money come from?
The BJP manifesto promises continuity which is assuring as there will be more of the same with certain toppings directed to the poorer sections.
Narendra Modi govt is mixing up its fiscal arithmetic; consequences may not be pleasant five years from now
The purpose of government spending is about providing finance for those areas that only the government can provide, and not leave them at the mercy of the market.
The muck stops here: Bhadreswar, a small town in West Bengal, is remarkable for nothing except its filth
First prize for being India’s dirtiest city isn’t an honour Bhadreswar wants, and it’s working hard to lose it when new ratings are released this year.
Over nine crore toilets built, 5.5 lakh villages declared open defecation free since 2014, govt tells Lok Sabha
More than nine crore toilets have been constructed across the country, while over 5 lakh villages have been declared ODF till 5 February this year under the Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin (SBM-G), govt tells Lok Sabha
Swachh Bharat Mission: How tulsi saplings, rangolis helped Odisha's Ganjam district in ending open defecation
The Ganjam district administration, roped in women self-help groups (SHGs) and swacchagrahis to take an innovative way to ward off open defecation.
Swachh Bharat Mission in Bihar stumbling due to govt corruption and slow construction of toilets, say villagers
Villagers in Bihar say the Swachh Bharat Mission has failed to live up to the hype