Having a working toilet in their school is still a fantasy for lakhs of government school students in Telangana. Around 16,000 of the 25,966 government schools in Telangana don’t have water connections in toilets.
Authoritatively all administration schools in the state have toilets, which has been accounted for in the 2015-16 report of District Information System for Education (DISE) however is yet to be placed up in broad daylight area. The Union service of human asset Development is as of now hailing Swachh Vidyalaya as a fruitful plan on its site.
Be that as it may, as a general rule, the plan is a major disappointment as lakhs of students in 16,000 government schools in Telangana can’t utilize these toilets, on account of absence of water connection.
Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan officials say that it is up to the headmasters of the schools to arrange for water connections in association with Rural Water Supply or urban development bodies, depending on whether the school is located in a rural or urban area.
Mr N. Narayana of the Telangana State United Teachers Federation said, “How can the government shirk its responsibility in providing water connections to toilets? The SSA is not just responsible for construction of toilets but also in ensuring that they are usable. Usable toilets are guaranteed under the Right to Education Act.”
When contacted, a principal of a government school in Medak said, “School heads are trying their best to get water connections by asking everyone around for help. We have approached the Rural Water Supply department, MLAs, MLCs, district collector, and written to the Education department, but to no avail. Heads of the Education department and the minister himself must pursue the matter.”
The Swachh Vidyalaya mission has fizzled even in drawing in the consideration of corporates for development of toilets in government schools, which was arranged as one of its important strategies for getting subsidizing for the plan. In the condition of Telangana, just Microsoft, which developed 22 toilets in eight schools and Tata Consultancy Services, which built 425 toilets in 393 schools, approached to participate in the plan.
According to a report by experts, around 2,850 toilets were constructed by a few Public Sector Units. Around 17,800 toilets