No Toilets in Schools in Both States

No-Toilets-in-Schools-in-BoIn Andhra Pradesh and Telangana state, the Union HRD ministry has been forced to remove several hundreds of schools from the list due to lack of student enrollment.

Nobody knows how many number of toilets actually required in schools in the two states and for confusion the HRD ministry sources blame the two state governments.

In previous year, public sector undertakings like Power Finance Corporation and National Thermal Power Corporation had pledged to build toilets in the schools. The ministry wants to build toilets first in those schools that have adequate number of students.

They don’t know the actual number of toilets they require for that central Govt officials blamed for lack of clarity in AP and TS governments.

A senior HRD ministry official said “It has been a problem in only these two states. Nowhere in the country are we facing such a problem. The planning officials don’t even know what a toilet block is. They actually listed one toilet block as two toilets, which led to a lot of confusion.”
Officials said “For others, the state governments will have to get funds under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.”
Recently, Kadiam Srihari said that the Centre was providing for about 1.5 lakh toilets while the state had estimated 2.5 lakh toilets.
Along with Govt schools, private schools are also drooping. The survey had found that in private schools many girl students refrained from using toilets for fear of infections.

Medaram Jathara

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