How swachh is India? Study finds Govt data on Swachh mission is misleading

Every morning around dawn, dozens of people gather by the dusty banks of a stream snaking through Shikrawa village, two hours south of India's capital, New Delhi, to do the same thing: defecate in the open.     "There are close to 1,600 houses in Shikrawa.

And I know for a fact that some 400 of those don't have toilets," said Khurshid Ahmed, a village council official in Shikrawa, which is located in the northern state of Haryana.   Federal government records say Haryana - with its population.

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