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Odisha government asked collectors to complete school toilet projects

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  • With PSUs failing to meet the deadline of constructing new toilets in schools, Odisha government has asked district collectors to take up such projects and complete them by July 31.
  • The Centre wanted feedback as the Prime Minister will inform the countrymen about the toilet project on this Independence Day.
  • Odisha government had estimated requirement of construction and renovation of 44,002 toilets in schools.
  • While Odisha Primary Education Programme Authority (OPEPA) was assigned to construct 13,049 toilets, PSUs were supposed to complete 30,953 toilets.
  • A standard design for construction of such low cost functional toilets has been sent to all districts and the funds for the purpose will be provided through OPEPA.
  • Services of District Education Officers, Block Education Officers and other officers of School & Mass education department can be utilised for coordination, supervision and monitoring of the works.

Source:ET

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