New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday launched the website and a mobile application for Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), a centrally funded education scheme.
Along with these two, the minister also unveiled 17 facilities built across 14 states.
"Our government`s first priority is to give quality primary as well as higher education. Today (Monday), in a unique move, we unveiled 17 facilities in one go in 14 states," Javadekar told media persons here on the occasion.
"We have already given Rs 2,800 crore to hundreds of colleges and universities under the RUSA scheme ... and we have provisioned for Rs 1,300 crore in this year`s budget," he said.
These projects included "a cluster university in Jammu and Kashmir, a micro ATM facility at the RUSA centre in Pune University, solar power facility in Shri Shankaracharya University of Sanskri in Kalady, Kerala, (and) language laboratories in Ghatsila College, Jharkhand", according to a statement by the HRD ministry.
"RUSA has been very successful because under it, quality laboratories are created, smart classrooms are built and it adds value somewhere or the other in the development of the youths studying," the minister said.
He also lunched a `Fund and Reform Tracker` app, which, as the name suggests, will be used to track funding details "from the minute they are sanctioned" and keep track of the work being done under the education policies.
Education Ministers from as many as 20 states were present on the occasion.