It is nothing less than a shocker to know that state of Jammu and Kashmir which is one of the most beautiful in the world has worst sanitation facilities in the country, and more than half the households which stand at a whopping one million are without toilets. The government data reveals that the state fell 86 per cent short of it’s target set for installing household latrines despite availability of funds.
Central government officials tell that the state has been a habitual defaulter as far as completion of sanitation objectives is concerned.
In the entire state only Leh and Kargil did better on the front of household toilet construction while rests of the areas lagged badly. As per data the implementation has been very low despite availability of funds which has put a rider on whether the government is willing and serious in implementing the development goals.