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Bengal tops in schools with dysfunctional toilets

The Hindu, 13 August 2014


KOLKATA: West Bengal tops the list of government schools with dysfunctional boys’ toilets. According to a report prepared by the Department of School Education and Literacy under the Union Human Resource Development, the State features in the second spot in government schools lacking girls’ toilets. According to the report released by the Press Information Bureau, there are a total of 81,915 government schools in the State out of which 13,608 and 12,858 schools lack girls’ and boys’ toilets respectively. The figures are equally dismal for schools with dysfunctional toilets. As many as 9,087 girls’ and 11,300 boys’ schools do not have functional toilets.


Bihar takes the second spot in dysfunctional boys’ toilets at 9,597 and the number for girls’ schools is 9,225. Odisha is in the third place — the number for boys’ schools here is 9,040 and that of girls’ is 12,520. Bihar also leads in the number of schools which lack boys’ toilets at 19,422, followed by Andhra Pradesh, where the number is 19,275 and Odisha (13,452). Read more....