Anantnag district in south Kashmir has been shortlisted for the PM Modi's Swachh Vidhyalaya Award, the Deputy Commissioner Muneer ul Islam said on Wednesday.
He said that Anantnag is among the 20 shortlisted districts that have achieved 100% toilet facility in the schools.
Expressing satisfaction over the performance of the Education and RDD departments, which have achieved the feat of providing toilet facilities in the schools, he said that shortlisting of Anantnag for the Swachh Vidyalaya is not only a major recognition for the district but it will also inculcate among students, habits of living hygienic life.
He further said that providing water, sanitation and hygiene facilities in all the schools is the first step towards achievement of larger goal of providing clean water and better hygienic environment across the district.
He said that gender-separated toilet facilities, especially to the girl students which was an obstacle until now has been removed in the district.
For the implementation of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a total of 888 toilets have been constructed in the district including 371 for girl students, with a total expenditure of 7.67 crore.