Survey by NGO Says 37 Percent Delhi Government School Toilets Very Dirty

by Kathy Jones on  April 2, 2012 at 9:18 PM Child Health News
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A survey done by the NGO CRY has revealed that thirty seven percent of toilets in the government schools in Delhi are "very dirty".
 Survey by NGO Says 37 Percent Delhi Government School Toilets Very Dirty
Survey by NGO Says 37 Percent Delhi Government School Toilets Very Dirty

The study by Child Rights and You (CRY) Thursday said 318 toilets were scrutinised in 44 schools across the city and the situation was the worst in schools in the northwest, northeast and outer districts of Delhi.

Interestingly, the survey revealed that 15 percent of the toilets in all the schools were reserved for staff and were much cleaner.

"Due to the poor state of toilets, children of these schools have to urinate in the open," said the study.

"Toilets reserved for school staff can't be used by the students...the gates of these toilets remain locked. These toilets were cleaner," said the study.

Further, despite most schools having permanent staff for cleaning toilets, only 39 percent did their job while the remaining 61 percent toilets were cleaned twice or thrice a month, it said.

The survey said 76 percent toilets had unhygienic and dirty water supplied in their taps while 21 percent had blocked sewerage or broken doors or cracked walls in need of immediate repairs.

"India has signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 21 years ago and introduced the Right To Education Act, (but) the above findings show that the dream of achieving a child friendly state is still far and how policies are being violated in government institutions itself."

Source: IANS

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When I go to my child's school each time I get the smell from outside. I was pondering over this point and many toilets stink as water is not poured after shedding out the burden by many. Then I tried to find out why? At times it is the very busy people who dont have even time to wash their own ... and at times it is the water supply at fault. It is to be observed that one should wash after you pass the water content out of your body and this has to be taught to the children. This leads to many a urinal infection. So Schools have to be informed about this and also give them a proper solutions how it has to be maintained. Have flushes in place or atleast make available a mug or 2 of water to allow the person wash after the activity. Education of making water available is necessary to schools.


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