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37,183 families in Bengaluru defecate in the open

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As many as many as 37,183 families have no access to a toilet in Bengaluru, according to a survey conducted by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).


The BBMP report found that 17,435 families living in legally identified slums and 19,748 families in illegal slums do not have access to toilets and defecate in the open.


Yelahanka area has the most number of toilets 14,498 and Bommanahalli area had the least -229, the survey revealed.


The survey was conducted in two stages between October 2015 and February 2016. BBMP Special Commissioner Subodh Yadav but said that he was hopeful that Bengaluru will still top the list of Swachh Bharat cities with additional measures.


“We have installed toilets in slum areas under Centre’s Swachh Bharat campaign. Out of 476 cities named in clean cities by the Centre, Bengaluru holds the 38th place. Currently, Mysore has adorned the cleanest city tag and we will try to move up in the list of clean cities of India, with additional measures,” said Yadav.


The report also revealed that the city had only 504 public toilets. The BBMP now has announced that it plans to install 80 e-toilets, 60 community toilets and 250 public toilets in the coming days.

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