Regional analysis of sanitation performance in India

Debasree Bose, Arijita Dutta

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India bears a disproportionate burden of open defecation in spite of investing more and more funds and ushering in several institutional efforts including the Swachh Bharat Mission in the recent past. A large share of rural households still lack basic sanitation facilities in India and members practice open defecation. Thia study endeavours to examine the existing anomaly between meagre sanitation productivity and enhanced resource allocation in rural sanitation in India. The study attempts to develop an instrument to monitor the differential regional performances across India.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUNU-MERIT working papers
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2017

JEL classifications

  • i15 - Health and Economic Development
  • i18 - "Health: Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health"
  • q01 - Sustainable Development
  • q59 - Environmental Economics: Other
  • r10 - General Regional Economics (includes Regional Data)
  • o18 - "Economic Development: Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure"


  • Performance Index
  • Efficiency
  • Equity
  • Equality
  • Swachh Bharat Mission
  • SDG
  • Sustainable Development Goals.


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