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If children are the future of the country, then India's future is in the toilet. At least in one school in Madhya Pradesh.

At a time when the Madhya Pradesh government is publicising its efforts to improve education in the state, there's evidence that it is all tall claims.

According to a Hindustan Times report, a group of primary school students have been fored to study in a toilet instead of a classroom in Neemuch district of MP.

The report says that the children are being forced to study in a non-functioning toilet since the primary school, which was started in 2012, has no building. The school, which is operated by a single teacher, is not situated in a remote area but at Mokhampura village, which is only 35 km away from the Neemuch district headquarters.

The report further states that while the MP education department is aware of the situation. But, the report states that Manasa BJP MLA Kailash Chawla refused to acknowledge that there was any such school in his constituency.

The report says there are 34 children studying is a toilet and to make matters worse there are a few goats are sometimes tied in the toilet -– may be to prevent them from getting wet in the monsoon.

The report quotes school teacher Kailash Chandra that the higher-ups have been informed several times, "but no one is paying any attention".