Survey shows people find no improvement in public toilets across country
AdvertisementThe survey was carried out in 341 districts of India to find out the state of
About 42 per cent urban Indians believe availability of public toilets in their city/district has improved but 52 per cent of respondents indicated that there has been "no improvement" in the state of public toilets.
The survey said 37 per cent of the respondents found public toilets were "average/ functional"; 25 per cent described them as "below average/ barely functional", 16 per cent found them "terrible" and 12 per cent found the public toilets "so bad, went but came out without using".
"However, even in cities like Mumbai, Delhi or Bengaluru, going to public toilets, unless managed by organisations like
The big issue that a large number of people have reported on LocalCircles in the last three years has been lack of
The survey said 68 per cent respondents surveyed said they would rather visit a commercial establishment and use the toilet there instead of visiting a public toilet.
When the survey delved into the reason for such a preference, it found that only 10 per cent surveyed rated public toilets in their city/district as well maintained while the majority 53 per cent confirmed that they are in poor or unusable state.
About 37 per cent of those surveyed said they are just in functional state but not well maintained.
In the survey, 69 per cent respondents were men while 31 per cent respondents were women. About 47 per cent respondents were from tier one, 31 per cent from tier two and 22 per cent respondents were from tier three and four districts.
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