New Delhi: Lashing out at the government of Uttar Pradesh for its failure to provide potable water in all its schools, Supreme Court has issued an order with deadline of a week to implement the directive in the state.

The Apex Court also issued the deadline of a week to the Jammu & Kashmir government for arranging drinking water facility in all its schools.

Besides, the Supreme Court has also given directions to all the state governments to raise basic infrastructure with a deadline to construct toilets till December 31 this year.

Till the construction of permanent toilets, temporary toilets should be made in all schools of the country till November 30, ruled the court specifying that all the state governments should file affidavits about the progress of work by November 30.

These directions were issued by the Apex Court bench presided over by Justice Dalbir Bhandari while hearing the matter related to providing basic amenities.

On Tuesday, the court came to know that almost 300 schools in UP are not providing drinking water. The court termed it to be the violation of fundamental rights.

However, the advocate representing UP government requested the court to extend the deadline for providing potable water in every school of the state.

(JPN/Bureau)