Context: Recently, Chief Minister Capt Amarindr Singh has directed the Water Supply and Sanitation Department to ensure clean drinking water and toilets in all government schools and anganwadi centres in the state.
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- Aim is to protect the health of children, especially in the present Covid situation.
- The Chief Minister has ordered a massive campaign for this purpose under the ‘Mission Tandarust Punjab’ and ‘Swachh and Swasth Punjab’ programme of the government.
- The campaign will be undertaken with the active participation of school management committees, panchayats and local body representatives.
- Rs 38.76 crore had been provided to the Department of School Education for the construction of 7,152 toilet seats in schools and ensuring water for sanitation in 467 schools.