It is a no hidden fact that hundreds of Government schools in Uttar Pradesh and elsewhere lack proper toilet facilities.
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A media report mentioned that since many of them dread going to toilets, they avoid drinking water even in severe hot and humid conditions. And if they at all drink water, poor or no sanitation facilities add to their fears.
On August 15, 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Swacch Vidyalaya Abhiyan, the Clean Schools Movement, and promised to build separate toilets for 137.7 million boys and girls at schools nationwide within a year.
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The Ministry of Human Resource Development, the nodal ministry, had earlier claimed that it had achieved the target of constructing 417,000 toilets in 262,000 schools, or 1.5 toilets per school. This means a maximum of two toilets in some schools, one in others. Despite tall claims, the actual story on ground is yet to be explored.