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‘No potable water at anganwadis’

The Hindu, 01 March 2014


DAVANGERE: Members of the Davangere Zilla Panchayat, cutting across party lines, alleged that potable water was not available in any of the anganwadis in the district and children were made to drink contaminated water.


They also said water filters were not provided to many centres and in many others, the filters were not working for a couple of months.


Bennehalli Haleshappa, a member, said at the ZP meeting here on Friday that he, along with many members, had visited several anganwadis in the district and found the centres were either not supplied with water filters or their water filters were not working.


Supporting his charges, many members raised their voices and urged the Chief Executive Officer of Davangere Zilla Panchayat to initiate action against the officials concerned.


Members Nagendrappa and N.K. Patil said many anganwadis did not have toilets many centres functioned in old and dilapidated buildings.


Vasudev, Deputy Director of Women and Child Development Department, said he would send back the defunct water filters to the company, and seek replacements.


CEO of Davangere ZP A.B. Hemachandra directed Mr. Vasudev to supply quality water filters to all the centres, and added that if the children were made to drink contaminated water, stringent action would be taken against the officials.


Seats under RTE


Sahana Ravi, member, sought to know how many seats were available under the Right to Education Act. Deputy Director of Public Instruction D.K. Shivakumar said 3,101 seats were available in different schools under the RTE.


Ms. Ravi alleged that many children had applied in more than one school and got the seat. She alleged the DDPI of failing to carry out the admission process in a fair manner.