Survey finds that 78 per cent of Government schools in Odisha lack playgrounds


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With 78 percent schools in Odisha not having a play area, the new rules issued by the legislature for arrival of games awards to these schools is only a brutal joke on these instructive foundations and their understudies. In accordance with the guidance from the service of HR and improvement, the state government has issued rules a week ago to discharge sports awards to all administration schools in the state.

According to the rule, an allow of Rs 5,000 will be given to grade schools, Rs 10,000 to upper elementary schools and Rs 25,000 to the optional and senior auxiliary schools each scholarly year from 2019-20 scholastic session on-wards. The schools will use these stipends to buy indoor and open air sports gear and urge youngsters to take up games. In any case, the School Monitoring Application of the Odisha government created by the school and mass training division with the assistance of National Informatics Center (NIC) uncovered a grim situation of games framework in schools in the state. The information gathered by the administration from upwards of 41,894 schools uncovers that an astounding 32,677 schools, that records to 78 percent, have announced not having play areas or are having grounds which are not in usable condition.

The information uncovers 94 percent schools in Sonepur don’t have ‘usable/practical’ play area. Moreover, the level of such schools is 93 percent in Rayagada and Kalahandi, 91 percent in Balangir and Nuapada, 89 percent in Koraput, 87 percent in Kandhamal, 86 percent in Bargarh advertisement Sambalpur and 84 percent in Kendrapara. Ganjam, the home turf of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, doesn’t have play areas in 78 percent schools while Keonjhar, the region of School and Mass Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra, doesn’t have play areas in 77 percent schools, the School Monitoring App information recommends. In such a situation, questions are being raised on whether the assets authorized for buy of games gear will fill the genuine need.

Some school experts are additionally expressing that the assets discharged by the legislature for the buy of games hardware are pretty much nothing. School and Mass Education Secretary Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra, notwithstanding, said that the stipends are being made according to the HRD rules. On the issue of play grounds, the S&ME secretary stated, Steps are being taken to create play areas in schools. He likewise that the Mo School App information hasn’t been refreshed. When it is refreshed we will become more acquainted with the real number of schools not having play grounds, the secretary sai


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