No toilets for 19% population of Punjab: Survey

Nearly 19.5 per cent of the total population has no access to close-toilets in Punjab. This was revealed in a survey conducted by the Census Department. For answering nature's call, this underprivileged section of the society has to go in the open.

Data available with the Census Department states that Ludhiana district is on top where maximum percentage of population has an access to close-toilets. An official in the Census department disclosed that 94 per cent of the population in Ludhiana district use close-toilets to answer nature's call while just 6 per cent were forced to go in the open. The worst condition is in Gurdaspur district where 39 per cent of the population continue to go in the open.

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