Only 18% Have All 3 Facilities; Fall In Agriculture’s GDP Share: Report

One in five rural households has none of three basic facilities — drinking water, electricity and sanitation — while only about 18% have access to all three. The India Rural Development Report 2012-13 released by Jairam Ramesh on Thursday also shows that while rural poverty has reduced significantly from over 40% to just 26%, there is large variation in poverty reduction between regions, districts and social classes with persistent pockets of deprivation.