25 Schools Operate in Open lawns in Tonk District: NEENV

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Young Indian children study at an open air school in Jammu, India, Monday, April 16, 2012. A law making primary education compulsory in India came into effect, opening the door for millions of impoverished children who have never made it to school because their parents could not afford the fees or because they were forced to work instead. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

Tonk: As many as 25 schools in the Tonk District are running in the open lawns as they lack concrete buildings despite of bringing it into notice so many times under the ongoing NEENV campaign of Rajasthan Patrika. Some of them are Rajkiya Prathmik Vidyalaya Bhairwa Dhani Chaenpur, Rajkiya Prathmik Baalika Vidyalaya Sedariya, Rajkiya Prathmik Vidyalaya Bhagwanpura Rajmahal, etc.

Hence students are forced to study under the sky in harsh winter. The irony is that in this district there are 514 government schools, out of which 173 secondary schools do not even have an electricity connection. In such a situation, the computers that were provided by the government are of no use.

Out of 686 schools, only 3 dozen schools have electricity connections. Every month, meetings are held to monitor the schemes set by the government in which promises relating to sanitation facilities, providing of 100% necessary facilities are made. Despite all this, schools do not have buildings and good toilet facilities. Even though the department briefs in the meeting that the work of constructing washrooms is in progress, but at the same time this is not the actual situation.

Few days back, during the inspection, Chandramohan Upadhyay, District Education Officer stated that some of the washrooms are completely useless. The government schools in the district are funded by SSA ( Sarva Sikhsha Abhiyaan) who itself operates in a rented building, which creates problem for the employees.

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