Under the 'Swachh Vidyalaya' program, Assam has completed the construction of 33,154 toilets out of 35,725, and the construction of the remaining 2,571 toilets is going on in full swing. With Assam completing construction of 91% of school toilets, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has directed the concerned authorities to expedite the completion of toilets in all schools by August 10, 2015.
Gogoi's directive came at a review meeting in which he said, "To make the state clean and healthy, construction of toilets at schools must be completed at the earliest." Funds for the construction of these school toilets were provided by the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), public sector undertakings (PSU) and the corporate sector. At the national-level, Assam's rate of completion is 91.84% as against Bihar's 72.41%, Haryana's 84.68% and Madhya Pradesh's 88.07%.
AdvertisementUnder the SSA and RMSA, 26,662 toilets have been constructed out of the targeted 26,809. Under the corporate sector, out of the total 79 toilets, construction of 66 toilets has been completed and the construction of the rest 13 will be completed soon. In schools under the PSU sector, construction of 642 toilets has been completed and the construction work of 2,218 toilets is underway. The chief minister has directed the state education department to write to the ONGC and Power Grid Corporation of India Limited for not starting work on construction of 193 toilets.