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Actually, how many schools in Kerala do have toilets?

TNN, 05 September 2014

 

Chief minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday put the number of government schools without toilet facilities at 196 but a report from the state unit of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan project says at least 219 government lower primary and upper primary schools in the state don't have the facilities.

 

The report, submitted to the Union ministry of human resources shortly before the start of the academic year, says 137 schools in the state lack toilet facilities for boys while 82 schools don't provide these facilities for girl students. Similarly , as many as 62 schools of the total 5,111 LP and UP schools in the government sector, which receive funding under the SSA project, have dysfunctional toilets meant for girls. The number of dysfunctional boys' toilets is 70. In short, at least 351 LP and UP schools in the state either don't have these facilities or have faulty or unusable facilities.

 

Sources say the SSA has not sanctioned any fresh funding for development of infrastructure in these schools for the academic year, which started in June . This implies that none of these schools have improved the facilities during the current year and the data compiled by the SSA during the fag-end of the last academic year are still valid. Read more....