The Swachh Survekshan Gramin survey across 1.4 lakh rural households found the overall toilet coverage in rural India to be 62.45%.
It was the April month in the year 2008. The recently launched BRT system in Delhi was being bombarded left and right by the media and people alike. The BRT had come at a cost of several hundred heritage trees of Delhi, which were removed to widen the road and provide additional space for the overall architecture of the BRT. But this was not the reason why the BRT was being criticized in the media or objected to by a portion of the public. The “Bus” Rapid Transit had slowed down the flow of cars and similar private automobiles in its 5.8 km stretch was the principal reason why the media was bashing up the Government for having conceived and installed the BRT corridor.