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Kerala scores poorly in sanitation rating

The Hindu, 02 October 2014

 

Exposing the poor sanitary conditions in schools, only 134 CBSE schools from the State figure in the list of 2,721 educational institutions that are listed under the national school sanitation rating.

 

Schools are rated as per its sanitation status in five colour categories pertaining to infrastructure, institutional sustainability, environmental sustainability, health and hygiene and pedagogic aspects. The rating is part of the board’s ‘National School Sanitation Initiative’ (NSSI) that emphasises the provision of safe water and appropriate sanitation facilities as the first step in the creation of a healthy learning environment.

 

As per NSSI’s website, only 30 schools in Ernakulam had received the rating followed by Thrissur (16), Kannur (11) and Palakkad (10). The remaining districts could not even touch the two-digit mark in the number of schools that had applied for the sanitation rating. Read more....