This report went viral and was widely quoted, esp by Mr Vinod Dua who tried to balance this against the Moody's upgrade in his video broadcast.
So what's the truth?
The WaterAid metric is NOT 'Toilet' but rather the phrase 'Without access to at least basic sanitation'. wateraid.org/what-we-do/our…
A. This data is not actual but a trend estimate gleaned from meta surveys
B. "Without access to at least basic sanitation" means a toilet that is NOT shared by households. washdata.org/data
Therefore, the statement that 732 million Indians don’t have access to toilets is WRONG.
Too late. Headline is viral. "Pathetic India" is now the talking point. And this govt couldn't care less.
But it can't assemble a small team to fact-check reports that malign India. Will never understand this.
This deceit is now the norm among TV channels. But he was the first. A pioneer of sorts.