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Banks adopt govt schools for building toilets, 30 September 2014


PANJIM: Two banks – the Indian Overseas Bank and Corporation Bank – have joined efforts of the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ cleanliness campaign being propagated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide separate toilet facilities for boys and girls in all government schools. Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation has also taken up the project in addition to the two banks.


Education Director G P Bhat told Herald that the two banks have adopted schools and would construct toilet facilities as well as repair the damaged ones. “Those schools, which are in dire need of toilets or repairs, have been prioritised… Schools without second toilet or where toilets are dysfunctional are also included in the list,” he said, maintaining that all government schools have toilet facilities.


Recent figures by the Department of School Education and Literacy of the Ministry of Human Resource Development had indicated that out of 961 government schools across the State, 163 schools are without boys’ toilets while another 22 are without girls’ toilets. Moreover, toilets for girls in 31 schools and toilets for boys in 28 schools are un-usable. Read more....