Provide water, toilet in schools by December: HC

Provide water, toilet in schools by December: HC

According to the statistics provided by the government, of the 40,000 primary schools in the State, 5,447 don’t have access to drinking water and 5,587 don’t have toilets. As many as 12,100 secondary schools have no access to drinking water while 2,500 do not have toilets.

City-based advocate Amarnath had filed a PIL, seeking the Court’s directions to the State government to construct adequate toilets and provide drinking water facilities.

The Division Bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice A S Bopanna directed the State to complete the construction of toilets in all the schools and provide potable water by December 31, 2011.

 The Bench also directed the State to complete all works and submit an affidavit with details of expenses after the work was completed. The matter has been adjourned to January 2, 2012.

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