87% of people are getting safe water: Minister

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87% of people are getting safe water: Minister

87% of people are getting safe water: Minister

Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Md Tazul Islam said about 13.92 crore people, 87% of the country’s total population, are getting safe water.

 The minister made the remarks while replying a starred question made by treasury bench lawmaker Md Anwarul Azim (Anar) in the House today.

He further said: "About 99% of the total population has come under the fundamental sanitation. Of them, 61% uses sanitary latrines, 28% uses joint latrines and the remaining 10% insanitary latrines."

According to the Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) Report-2015 of World Health Organization/UNICEF, the number of sanitary latrine beneficiaries are 9.76 crore in the country.