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Supreme Court: Provide toilets in government schools

 NEW DELHI, Oct 18 (IANS): Provide toilet facilities in all government schools by Dec 31, the Supreme Court Tuesday told all the states and union territories (UT).

 Temporary facilities must be provided by Nov 30, in case permanent services cannot be enabled, Justices Dalveer Bhandari and Dipak Misra said.

The court's direction came in the course of the hearing of a petition seeking provision for drinking water and toilet facilities in government schools across the country.

The court was told that by and large drinking water facilities have been made available in government schools in states and UTs.

The court directed listing of the matter for Dec 5 when the states and UTs have been asked to file their compliance report in respect of providing temporary toilet facilities.

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