As many as 6790 schools in Andhra Pradesh have been found to have dysfunctional toilets, out of which, 4746 are government-run schools, the Parliament informed on Monday. Despite the construction of 1,242 toilets in the last three years and 49,293 in Andhra Pradesh under the Swachh Vidyalaya scheme (2014), this is the second-highest number across the country.
The government has constructed/re-constructed 4,17,796 toilets in 2,61,400 government elementary and secondary schools across the country over the years. Of the total, Bihar has the maximum number with 56,912, followed by Andhra Pradesh (49,293), Odisha (43,501), and West Bengal (42,054), according to the data shared in the Lok Sabha.
In Delhi, Chandigarh, Lakshadweep no toilets were created over the years under this initiative. Only two toilets were created in Puducherry-based schools under the scheme. Daman and Diu with 16 and Andaman and Nicobar islands with 71 toilets are also among the least benefited states/UTs.
Last month, about 34,394 schools in Odisha were found to have no toilet and drinking water facilities till March last year, according to the state Assembly. Besides, 35,769 schools have no electricity till 2018 -19 financial year.
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Source: The Indian ExpressPosted in News, States