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Minister seeks more funding under central schemes

Statesman News Service | Shimla |

The state government has urged Centre for liberal allocation of funds under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) for hill states like Himachal Pradesh.

Speaking at the 65th meeting of Central Advisory Board of Education at New Delhi on Wednesday Education minister, Suresh Bhardwaj also urged the Centre for releasing funds under RUSA for those colleges which were opened in the state by the previous government without making proper budgetary provisions.

The meeting was chaired by Union Human Resourse Development minister Prakash Javadekar.

Bhardwaj also urged the Centre for releasing funds under RUSA for those colleges which were opened in the state by the previous government without making proper budgetary provisions.
He said that there are many tough and remote areas in the state where educational institutions were needed and in order to expand educational facilities up to remotest corners, funds were needed to manage the colleges.

Education minister informed the Union minister about various ongoing schemes being implemented by the department and assured that the present government is committed to strengthen the education system in the state.

The government would take effective steps to bring about qualitative improvement in the primary as well as higher education sectors which included providing laptop, tablets and 1 GB monthly internet data to meritorious college students, Wi-Fi facility in government educational institutions, implementing Vidyarthi Credit Card Yojna, modernisation and computerisation of all labs, providing shoes and school bags to students under Atal School Vardi Yojna, he said.