Jagatsinghpur, June 15 (LocalWire): Less than a week before the schools reopen after summer vacation, parents in Biridi, Raghunathpur and other blocks of Jagatsinghpur are a worried lot since reconstruction work of damaged schools in the region is yet to begin.
This also means that classes in the schools damaged by cyclone Fani may not be resumed soon,
To speed up the process, Biridi block development officer Girija Prasad Barik held a meeting recently to review the reconstruction of schools and directed engineers to conduct a fresh survey to assess the damage and submit their report within two days.
Of the eight blocks, Biridi and Raghunathpur were fully damaged while six other blocks were partially damaged.
There were no damages to kutcha houses in Erasama block but the department has shown damage to six high schools in this block creating doubt about the assessment.
Parents allege that delay in reconstruction work of damaged schools, false and fabricated survey reports, and callous attitude of the administration will delay the classes that were supposed to resume after summer vacations, majorly affecting the education of the students.
Sharing details of the work, Sarba Sikhya Abhiyan district project coordinator Sapan Kumar Jena said that of the 757 primary, high school and government-aided schools that were damaged by Fani, 27 schools in Biridi and Raghunathpur block were fully damaged.
“Works and Rural Development departments have been asked to complete the reconstruction work by 19 June.
However, in case the work is not completed, classes will be conducted in nearby schools,” he informed.