Poor sanitation cost India 5.2 % of its GDP in 2015
access to sanitation shaved off US $106.7 billion, or 5.2 per cent, from India's Gross Domestic Product in 2015, according to a report. The report adds that the global economy lost around US $222.9 billion due to poor sanitation in 2015, an increase of 22 per cent from 2010, when the figure was $182.5 billion. The economic burden of poor sanitation was the maximum in Asia-Pacific, which accounts for over three quarters —$ 172.3 billion—of the total loss. Latin America and the Caribbean and Africa each account for approximately 10 per cent of the global cost. The report was published by the Lixil Group Corporation, a Japanese construction conglomerate; WaterAid, a non-profit; and Oxford Economics, a consultancy firm.