Mayport elementary, one of the worst-hit districts in the country, is home to several of the country’s most dangerous schools, including two that have been designated by the government as the countrys worst-in-the-world.
The district, which is home with 2.4 lakh students, is also known for its poverty and malnutrition.
It has witnessed several major disasters in recent years, including a school siege in 2009 and a mass murder in 2010.
The most recent of these was in June last year, when at least 31 students, aged between 11 and 17, were killed in a massacre at a school in the district.
The killers were identified as a group of youth, who allegedly had a vendetta against the school, said Mayport Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar.
The school was also the scene of a mass lynching in 2013, when students, who had gathered in a nearby park, were gunned down by mobs.
The incident triggered a wave of communal violence that led to the death of at least 70 people and left over 1,000 injured.
On May 5, 2017, a mob in the school chased the victims to a nearby hillside and then attacked the school.
At least 10 people were killed, including nine children, and a school security guard was seriously injured.
Two of the children had reportedly suffered severe injuries.
On July 4, the day after the lynching, an anti-Muslim mob attacked the Hindu temple and vandalised its windows.
In another incident, a Muslim man, whose wife was also killed, was burnt alive in front of his family on July 9, 2017.
This is only one of many such attacks that have occurred in Mayport, where a string of incidents in recent months has highlighted the district’s extreme poverty.
The poverty-stricken district has one of India’s highest unemployment rates of over 17 per cent.
The state’s economy has also been severely hit by the crisis, with the country lagging in most indicators of development.
On June 27, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) released a list of 20 districts that are in a state of severe distress, highlighting the poor infrastructure, overcrowding and lack of adequate water supplies.
In a letter to the state government, the NHAI said that “there is a serious lack of water supply, sanitation, schools, health facilities, electricity and sewerage, roads and railway facilities, roads, railways, bridges, bridges and other infrastructure and that the infrastructure and infrastructure management of these areas is in poor shape.”
It also called for the formation of a central water board and the establishment of a special commission to improve the water quality in the state.
The crisis has led to a drastic rise in school closures in the region.
According to a report by the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (NCSC), between June 1 and June 30, Mayport had 6,932 schools shut down, and 2,854 students and their parents in temporary detention.
The schools, which have been closed since July 4 for regular maintenance work, have faced overcrowding as they have been overwhelmed by the influx of students.
A school in Maypsort was already full of over 2,000 students, but this number has risen to more than 3,000 after the closure of the school in June.
“Many of these schools are run as community centres and are run in such a way that they cannot cope with the influx,” said Surya Nair, secretary of the Mayport Council, a non-profit organisation that monitors and promotes educational standards in the city.
“This is also causing a shortage of teachers and administrators.”
The government has also set up a task force to monitor schools and provide a plan to deal with the crisis.
The task force, set up by the education minister, is expected to present its report by September.
“If these schools close, they will lose all the benefits of their facilities,” said Nair.
“The state government is going to have to provide all the resources to the schools to help them stay open.
If these schools can’t reopen, we can’t help them.”
However, the situation is not helped by the lack of resources.
While some states have implemented a scheme to provide scholarships for the closure-affected students, such as the Kerala government has set up the “State Scholarship Scheme” (STS) to help students from these districts.
The scheme is expected receive funding of Rs 50,000 per student per month.
However, most of these scholarships are restricted to students from certain districts, which are the worst hit by poverty in the nation.
In the district of MECSA in the western state of Andhra Pradesh, the government has allocated Rs 1,700 per student to all students, with funds allocated for the district to be used for the maintenance of schools and education centres.
“We are still struggling to find funds to support