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Dilapidated conditions of school buildings in India requires major repairs: HRD Ministry

According to the Human Resources Development (HRD) Minister, schools across the country major require renovation. The Minister informed in a response to a question about whether the government has researched and study about the conditions of the school building across the country, Minister of State for Human Resource Development Upendra Kushwaha said as per the Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE), 2016-17 (Provisional), 0.67 percent schools are having buildings in dilapidated condition. He said as per the UDISE, 7.73 percent classrooms in the schools across the country require major repairs
As per the CBSE Affiliation bye-laws, before grant of affiliation, a school is required to submit a certificate from the competent authority that the school building was safe.
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) had issued school safety policy guidelines which were circulated to all states and union territories in September 2017. The guidelines provide for conducting quarterly safety audits by the School Management Committee in schools, including fire and food safety.

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