Vol. 2, Issue 9 (2016)
Wash environment at school: A vision of clean India
Author(s): Deivam M
Abstract: “Educating girls is my priority. I have noticed that girls drop out of schools by the time they reach class 3rd or 4th just because schools don't have separate toilets for them. They don't feel comfortable. There should be toilets for boys and girls in all schools. We should concentrate on girl students not quitting schools.” -Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister, Teachers’ Day, September 5, 2014
UN has recognised “The Right to Safe and Clean Drinking Water and Sanitation as a Human Right”. India voted in favour of this. No country never come forward without developing human resource, so human resources must be used in a proper way. Every individual is wealth of this country, they may contribute to develop our nation. The provision of safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) in schools has been established to improve better health, boost educational achievement among students, and promote gender equity which has a positive impact on the society. Water and toilet facilities are essential in schools if both things are good in school, that is WaSH enabled campus. Healthy student only achieve high scores in exams compare with unhealthy students. Earlier dropout rate increased especially among girl students due to lack of toilet facilities at school. Now this problem is rectified with the cooperation of state and central government, toilet facilities increase at school because central government honorable Prime Minister Narandra Modi launched Swachh Bharat Mission, main goal of this program in that every house hold must built toilet within 2019. In this paper discussed the author WaSh environment at School, Importance of water supply, sanitation and health, Checklist for Minimum Standards for School, and Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen).