The Economic Impacts of Inadequate Sanitation in India

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The Economic Impacts of Inadequate Sanitation in India

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December 2010

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In recent years, the human and social handicaps that inadequate sanitation poses for people in developing countries, especially the poor, has been recognized and greater priority accorded to improving access to sanitation. Governments and households are seeking to address the significant deficits in the provision of safe sanitation facilities. However, inadequate sanitation imposes substantial economic losses but these have not been counted properly. A part of Water and Sanitation Program’s (WSP’s) Global Economics of Sanitation Initiative (ESI), the study from India analyzed the evidence on the adverse economic impacts of inadequate sanitation at the national level using information on health (deaths and diseases) and other impacts including those on availability and quality of drinking water, welfare losses, tourism, and so on. The findings are based on 2006 figures (owing to limitations of data availability) but a similar magnitude of losses is likely in later years.

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India

Sanitation

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