Just a simple reminder of some of the differences. We often forget, here in America, just how good things are, how blessed we are.

Supreme Court orders all schools to have working toilets and drinking water within six months

The Supreme Court on Wednesday set a deadline of six months for providing basic infrastructure facilities, including toilets and drinking water, in all government and private schools in the country.

According to the statistics compiled by the university in 2010, as many as 1,722 schools in the country functioned from tents, and another 34,278 did not have any pucca building to shelter students and teachers.

About 95 per cent of the schools, which did not have any pucca or kuccha structure, were either aided or run by the government.

The statistics for other parameters such as availability of drinking water, ramps, kitchen sheds, common toilets and separate toilets for girls also complicated the government’s commitment to make education compulsory for all children.

The report showed that there was no drinking water facility in over one lakh schools, and over 45 per cent schools did not have toilet facilities for girls.