There are many schools in Jharkhand’s Santhal Pargana, where even pure drinking water is not available for children. The primary school of Dardali village of Bhodabad Panchayat of Jarmundi block of Dumka district is also one of them. Here, 58 children of Santhal Adivasi family are studying. Under the mid-day meal scheme of the government, they are given lunch and are forced to drink water from adjoining Zorio nullah.Although the issue is not new but neither anyone from authority or political leader has taken a cognizance regarding it. In the afternoon, when the children consumed food they had to wash the utensils from the water of a nullah. Students including Vikas Rana, Ruby Lal Soren, Amit Murmu, Sunny Soren, Jia Murmu told that there is no arrangement for drinking water in the school.School Secretary Babushan Murmu and assistant teacher Katki Prasad Rout said that the education department was written about the issue time and again but nothing has been done so far. This school was established in 2002, two years after the formation of Jharkhand state. Since then, how many children have come and read in 15 years, all drank water from the mighty Because of this children are often ill, but no local leader or other organization has raised voice against it. When a town journalist raised a voice against it, the people of the Mafia type were behind them.
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