Only 22% schools in Maharashtra fulfil basic RTE norms

Maharashtra, April 30, 2014: The Union government may have made elementary education (Stds I to VIII) a fundamental right by bringing into force the Right to Education (RTE) Act, but India perhaps needs another few years to implement....

Over 1,400 schools in Mumbai sans water, toilets

Mumbai, March 13, 2014: The Right to Education (RTE) Act came into effect across the country in 2010, but its proper implementation is still a distant reality in the state. Forget quality education, schools in Maharashtra are struggling to provide even....

Three new projects receive funding to improve safe sanitation

Mumbai, March 12, 2014: Three projects have received funding support from the Sanitation Financing Partnership Trust Fund, created last year by the Asian Development Bank, in recognition that complex urban and coastal environments require new ....