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Information on tap water supply to government schools

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  • March 11, 2021
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Information on tap water supply to government schools

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – Education; health; Welfare schemes & GS- III – Infrastructure

In news

  • Recently, information on tap water supply was provided to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Water Resources. 

Key takeaways 

  • Only half of government schools and anganwadis have tap water supply. 

  • Less than 8% of schools in Uttar Pradesh and 11% in West Bengal have it.  
  • A campaign related to tap water supply was launched by the Ministry of Jal Shakti in October 2020. 
  • Objective: To provide potable piped water supply for drinking and cooking purposes and tap water for washing hands and in toilets in every school, anganwadi and ashramshala or residential tribal school 
  • Duration: 100-day period (till January 10, 2021) 
  • However, as of February 15, only 48.5% of anganwadis and 53.3% of schools had tap water supply,
  • Seven States that achieved 100% coverage: Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Punjab.

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