HIMACHAL PRADESH TOPS IN PROVIDING
SANITATION FACILITIES TO URBAN POPULATION
About 60% of the
urban population in the country is reported to have access to
sewerage and low cost sanitation facilities. Based on the information
furnished by different state implementing agencies like Public
Health Engineering Departments, Water Supply and Sewerage Boards
(as on 31.3.2000), 93% of the urban population in Himachal Pradesh
has been provided with sewerage & sanitation facilities. 80%
of the urban population in Madhya Pradesh, 79% in Rajasthan and
75 percent in Kerala has been covered, while in Orissa the coverage
is only 9%.
union territories entire urban population of Chandigarh and Pondicherry
is reported to be covered by sanitation facilities. In case of
Andaman & Nicobar islands the coverage is 99%.
was given by the Minister of State of Urban Development &
Poverty Alleviation Shri Pon. Radhakrishnan in a written answer
to the question of Shri Suresh Pachouri in Rajya Sabha today.