TCS com­pletes 1st phase of build­ing san­i­ta­tion fa­cil­ity in girl schools

The DQWeek (Chennai) - - REGIONAL NEWS - KHUSHI SINGH Mum­bai, July 15

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

part of Prime Min­is­ter’s Clean In­dia Ini­tia­tive.

TCS con­sti­tuted a spe­cial task­force for the end-to-end im­ple­men­ta­tion

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 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.

N Chan­drasekaran, CEO and MD of TCS

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