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Most Indians have drinking water and bathrooms within their premises

Last updated on: July 01, 2014 14:37 IST



While the dire image of Indians having to travel long distances for water and other basic needs is stuck in most of our heads, the official statistics published in the 69th round of the National Sample Survey (2012) actually present quite a heartening picture.

A majority of Indian households have access to drinking water within the premises and a large percentage do not have to leave their premises to bathe.

Here are the state-wise numbers:

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