JAMMU, JUNE 29: In a record of sorts, District Administration has constructed 682 toilets in the schools across the district in last three weeks through dedicated teams working round the clock.
Another 225 school toilets are also at finishing stage which will make the total number as 907.
Pertinently, the fast track constriction through special inter-departmental teams was achieved keeping in view the Swachh Vidalaya targets set by the Prime Minister.
This was informed by Deputy Commissioner Udhampur, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, while reviewing progress achieved in last three weeks in this regard, in a joint meeting of various departments.
The education department, Sarva Shiksha Abhayan engineering wing, Rural Development Department and other departments have worked jointly to achieve the target in 700 odd school locations in the district on a mission mode approach under supervision of Deputy Commissioner with Chief Education Officer and Asstt Commissioner Development as members.
It was informed in the meeting that 33 toilets have been constructed in zone babey, 141 in Chenani, 62 in Dudu, 66 in Ghordi, 30 in Jib, 22 in Kulwanta, 20 in Majalta, 100 in Panchari, 66 in Ramnagar, 27 in Tikri and 47 in Udhampur apart from 99 toilets constructed out of spill over targets. Besides, Rural development department has also constructed 188 toilets with 100 odd pre-fabricated in remote areas. Similarly, 225 toilets in various schools are being given finishing touch to achieve 100% target of 907 toilets in next 2 days.
A daily monitoring cell was established for monitoring daily progress of each toilet unit and special teams were constituted for execution of work on ground. Besides, teams of more than 400 officials from various departments have executed this mammoth task. A number 388 dysfunctional toilets have also been made functional in the district and work on remaining is undergoing.
ACD Dhanantar Singh, CEO Udhampur, ExEn REW, Tehsildars, BDOs, AEEs and JEs of SSA participated in the meeting.
Earlier, Commissioner / Secretary, School Education Department, Shalin Kabra appreciated the target achieved by the district administration during a short span of time by devising local strategies and ensuring universal coverage of schools for sanitation facility.