ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Bangladesh Shows the Way

Sanitation in West Bengal

Literacy and public education rather than economic growth are integral to eradicating open defecation, suggests this study of sanitation practices in three districts of West Bengal and nine bordering districts of Bangladesh. While the number of households with a latrine on the premises grew by 15.1% in West Bengal from 2001 to 2011, Bangladesh made more rapid progress, highlighting the importance of the shame vs subsidy social marketing programme employed at the grass roots to improve sanitation coverage.



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Updated On : 28th Mar, 2018

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