80% Mizoram students get drinking water in school

Aizawl: Mizoram government on Tuesday said that more than 80 per cent of students in the state have been provided with drinking water in the educational institutions.

Education Secretary Esther Lalruatkimi said 81 per cent of primary schools were provided water while it was 88 per cent, 65.82 per cent and 100 per cent coverage in middle schools, high schools and higher secondary schools respectively.

She said this during a consultation held here with authorities of both government and private institutions.

Availability of separate urinals for boys and girls was 53.42 in Aizawl district, she said, adding that 100 per cent achievements on this reported from majority of other districts was doubtful.

She urged the school authorities to give factual reports so that the Supreme Court, which instructed the governments to provide 100 per cent drinking water and urinals to the students, would be provided with factual information by the state government.

PTI
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