Thursday, December 8, 2011

India, all government schools provide now drinking water

Friends of Humanity is considering the opportunity of focusing on the issue of the availability of drinking water in the near future. While thinking how and when to take action, we keep an attentive eye to the developments of this issue worldwide, particularly in countries where we are already involved.

That's why we report with pleasure the news of an achievement of the Indian government. More than 60 years after independence, all public-run schools in India are now provided with potable drinking water. This process took a very long time indeed to be completed, and the final step has been made through a sentence of the Supreme Court forcing the government to finalize the required works.

The lack of drinking facilities in the schools led to some tragedies in the past, which could have been easily avoided: some students were crashed by vehicles while crossing the road opposite the school on the way to get something to drink. The NGO "Environmental and Consumer Protection Foundation" started a campaign in 2004 and the results are effective now.

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