Keekli Bureau, 23rd February, 2020
Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj expressed gratitude towards Centre Government for releasing a total of Rs. 443.18 crore to Himachal Pradesh under Samagra Shiksha till date for overall development of education sector in the state. The amount has been released by Union Ministry of Human Resource Development for provision of free uniform to 4,59,890 students, free text books to 2,98,203 students, composite school grant to 15,414 schools, setting up libraries in 15,399 Schools, ICT and digital initiatives in 55 schools.
Bhardwaj said that the amount released would be utilised for imparting special training to 5,357 out of school children, running of 13 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalays, self defence training to girls in 4707 schools, 92 additional classrooms in elementary schools, ramps and handrails in 811 schools, solar panels in 19 schools, electrification in 308 schools.