We will also conduct capacity building programmes for teachers with the Odisha State Disaster Mitigation Authority," said OPEPA state project director B S Poonia.Poonia called the collapse at Basudevpur 'unfortunate'.
"We have asked all block and cluster-level officers to increase monitoring of safety issues in schools," Poonia added.
"We took action against the headmaster immediately though the wall collapse occurred at a private building outside the school.
All school management committees have been asked to conduct safety audits," he added.The guidelines say schools must have a first-aid box, fire extinguishers, safe-drinking water and clean premises.
"In the first phase, district level safety committees are formed.
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