1. Each household in India will save Rs 50,000 per year from Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat mission: UNICEF

Each household in India will save Rs 50,000 per year from Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat mission: UNICEF

UNICEF recently undertook a study to estimate the cost benefits that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat mission will have and what kind of benefit will be derived from each rupee spent on it.

By: | New Delhi | Published: September 20, 2017 4:31 PM
Narendra Modi, Swachh Bharat mission, unicef, UNICEF india, WASH, rural households, open defecation, open defecation free community, Swachh Bharat, Prime Minister, india news The survey also stated that the benefits are highest for the poorest section of the population. (Photo: Reuters)

UNICEF recently undertook a study to estimate the cost benefits that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat mission will have and what kind of benefit will be derived from each rupee spent on it. As a result, the organization found out that every rupee that is invested in improving sanitation in the country will help save Rs 4.30. The independent survey was conducted across 10,000 rural households in 12 cities. Nicolas Osbert, the chief of WASH (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene) UNICEF India while sharing the findings of the survey said, “In a open defecation free (ODF) community, considering medical costs averted, the value of time savings and the value of mortality averted, the financial savings for each household is Rs 50,000 per year,” as quoted by the Times of India. The survey also stated that the benefits are highest for the poorest section of the population.

While the study is yet to be released, Osbert stated that the survey shows that 85% of the household members use their washrooms to defecate. While speaking at an event organised by the drinking water and sanitation ministry, he said, “In terms of cost-benefit ratio, considering on one hand the expenditures from the households and from the government, and on the other hand the financial savings induced by improved sanitation, the study found a cost-benefit ratio of 430% on average, this means that Rs 1 invested allows a saving of Rs 4.3.”

Parameswaran Iyer, the drinking water and sanitation secretary was quoted by TOI saying, “five states, nearly 200 districts and nearly 2.4 lakh villages across the country have already declared themselves as ODF.” He added, “1.5 lakh villages have ranked themselves on the village swachhta index based on solid and liquid waste management in villages.”

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    Ajit singh
    Sep 23, 2017 at 11:44 am
    mujhe 1lakh rupiye dedo plz
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      Surekha singh
      Sep 21, 2017 at 9:15 pm
      ये बिलकुल ी है कि अच्छी सेहत के लिए स्वक्षता ही आवश्यक है क्योंकि ज्यादातर बीमारियां तो गन्दगी से ही फैलती है तो क्यों न हम स्वक्षता ही अपनाएँ।
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        Omvir Shokeen
        Sep 21, 2017 at 8:11 pm
        Happy to hear that a huge money saved by only giving knowledge of cleanliness
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          Sage
          Sep 21, 2017 at 7:43 pm
          Providing adequte water to use the toilets isequally important. Otherwise it is a great waste of and of money time and effort.
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            webindra
            Sep 20, 2017 at 8:50 pm
            it was a good move by BJP introducing the swacchata move for longer run. but it doesnt seem as much as is claimed..even after wat unesco study referred. i did nt find improvement. only ensuring proper sewarage and regular garbage collection n.d disposal is enough cleanliness. some funded ngos. s utions for greenery added. surely congress can make it a simmering issue later.
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