Govt initiates measures to provide drinking water, toilet facilities in rural schools

3/06/2013
The government has initiated several measures to provide drinking water and toilet facilities in all the existing rural schools under the schemes implemented by various Ministries.

Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr. Shashi Taroor in a written answer in the Lok Sabha today said, all the composite school buildings being constructed under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) have toilet, drinking water and electricity facilities.

However, he said, about one lac 29 thousand government elementary schools are lacking toilet facilities while over 61,000 do not have drinking water facilities in the country. The Minister said, over 8700 cr. rupees have been provided for infrastructure facilities in the elementary schools during the current year.
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