50 % Indians have mobiles, but defecate in the open

According to the Census 2011 data, nearly half of the country’s population does not have a bathroom at home and defecates in open places, but 63.2% people own mobile phone or have a telephone connection.

Top 3 States having no toilet facilities

  • Jharkhand tops the list with 77 %
  • Followed by Odisha with 76.6 % and
  • 75.8 % population in Bihar

Top 3 States with the highest Tele density

  • 93.6 % Lakshadweep followed by
  • Delhi 90.8% and
  • Union Territory Chandigarh 89.2 %

Open defecation continues to be a big concern for the country as almost half of the population does it. Cultural and traditional reasons and lack of education were the prime reasons for this unhygienic practice.

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