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Over 1,200 govt schools in state have no toilet for girls

Indian Express, 25 August 2014

 

The progressive state like Maharashtra has as many as 1,226 government schools that still do not have toilet facility for girl students. And this basic facility for girls is lying non-functional in nearly 2,190 other government schools in the state.

 

In Pune district, there are 35 government schools that lack toilets for girls, besides 55 other schools where the toilets are not usable.

 

In his maiden Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had pitched for efforts from MPs and the corporate sector to help build separate toilets by next year for girls in schools across the country. He asked MPs to spend their funds on construction of toilets in schools and said the corporate sector too must work with the government, as part of their social responsibility, to build toilets in all schools by the next Independence Day. Read more....