Revisiting Discrepancies in Sanitation Statistics of Rural India

By Amandeep Singh and Nikhil George
Economic & Political Weekly, 27 June 2015

This response to Arjun Kumar's "Discrepancies in Sanitation Statistics of Rural India" (EPW, 10 January 2015) points out that the article does not mention another gap in official data: omission of households that reside in settlements that are categorised as census towns. This response shows that taking this category into account can alter Kumar's observations.