Bangalore: Jan 21, 2014, DHNS: Government schools across rural Karnataka have seen a steady improvement in a number of basic infrastructural parameters prescribed under the Right to Education Act, according to the Annual Survey on Education Report (ASER). Under the RTE Act, which the State has implemented in 2010, schools have to fulfil five minimum infrastructural requirements – drinking water, toilets, playgrounds, boundary wall and school building. While the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has prescribed eight such requirements, the State has identified these five indicators. According to the survey, the percentage of schools with drinking water facilities increased from 76 percent in 2010 to 80 percent in 2013. The percentage of schools with drinking water facilities but no drinking water decreased from 7 percent in 2010 to 4 percent in 2013. The percentage of those that did not have any such facilities was 17 percent in 2010 and it came down to 15 percent in 2013.