PM’s clean India Initiative has managed to reach corners of India along with making common man aware of basic cleanliness importance. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) stepped into mission and has very successfully provided girl students schools with sanitation facilities in some of the states.
Building of sanitation facilities for girl students was commenced in October 2014 which has now been accomplished in over 1000 schools across Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Bihar states as a part of Prime Minister’s Clean India Initiative.
TCS constituted a special taskforce for the end-to-end implementation of the project. Company collaborated with the Central and State Government to strategize, plan, and execute by leveraging technology to ensure successful and timely implementation.
Budget of Rs. 100 Crore was earmarked by TCS for building dedicated sanitation facilities for girls in selected schools. The initiative aims to boost the enrolment rate and reduce the dropout rate of girl students in the adopted schools, and in turn, improve learning outcomes.
“TCS is committed to the Prime Minister’s ‘Swachh Bharat’ initiative of ensuring safety, dignity and equality for all girl students. We are happy to have completed building toilets in about 1000 schools,” said N Chandrasekaran, CEO and MD of Tata Consultancy Services.
Also, to ensure the ongoing maintenance and regular cleaning of toilets built by TCS under the ‘Swach Bharat’ initiative, TCS has aligned with two maintenance partners across the selected states. Additionally, to encourage and impart behavioral change in the target audience, TCS’ maintenance partners have designed programs and activities to spread awareness on the importance of hygiene and cleanliness in every school.
Company believed that providing hygienic sanitation for girl students will have a tangible impact on the level of education and for longer period of time, play a larger economic role in their communities and development of India’s next generation.