11 years on, GPS Sangla lies incomplete

Started in 2008 under Sarav Shiksha Abhiyaan, the main building of Government Primary School Sangla Lari Wala, located in Sangla upper panchayat, still lies incomplete with the students going through a tough time, especially during rains.

The residents said, “The work on the building was started in 2008 and its roof was constructed in 2017. The execute work was poor in quality due to which it is already wearing a dilapidated look.”

Around 30 kids are enrolled in the school.

Talking to Greater Kashmir, the students said, “We face immense hardships every day, but rainy days bring along a different level of problems. Water seeps into the classrooms and it seems that we study inside a pond. It is a nightmare.”

Sarpanch of the area, Khadam Hussain Kataria, told Greater Kashmir: “Even after eleven years, the walls of school building have not been plastered, while the floor is yet to be laid. Besides, the work executed so far is of poor quality.”

He added, “Lakhs of rupees sanctioned by the government for the schools have not been utilized properly. That is the reason why the building lies dilapidated.”

The sarpach, alongwith the residents, urged the governor’s administration to look into the issue and order a probe.

On being contacted, zonal education officer, Bufliyaz, said that he recently joined on the post and has already directed a team to visit the spot and to furnish a report.