Question raised in Lok Sabha on Review of SBM-G, 24/11/2016. Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation regularly reviews the progress made under Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin). Sanitation Coverage, which was 42.05% on 2.10.2014, has increased to 57.15% on 21.11.2016. Total1,19,745 Villages have been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) as on 21-11-2016.Coverage in Karnataka was 41.35% as on 2.10.2014, which has been increased to 61.10% as on 21.11.2016.Detail of States/UTs including Karnataka is at Annexure-1.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Monitoring of Swachch Bharat Mission, 24/11/2016. State/UT-wise, number of household which have been provided Central Assistance and constructed Individual household latrines during last three years and the current year is at Annexure-1. State/UT-wise, central share expenditure reported on the construction of Community Sanitary Complexes during each of the last three years and in current year is at Annexure-2. State/UT-wise, Community Sanitary Complexes constructed during each of the last three years and in current year is at Annexure-3.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Status of SBM, 17/11/2016. The Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) is a demand driven programme, therefore no State/UTwise targets are fixed but based on Annual Implementation Plans (AIPs) and available funds at GoI. However, State/UT-wise, central share released and expenditure reported during last three years and the current year is at Annexure-1, State/UT-wise, number of individual household latrines constructed during last three years and the current year is at Annexure-2.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Open Defecation Free States, 17/11/2016. Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala have been declared as Open Defecation Free (ODF)

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