J&K: Centre grants Rs 60 cr for school upgradation

For opening new schools and upgrading the existing ones under Rashtriya Madhyamic Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), Centre has granted Rs 60 crore to the Jammu and Kashmir government.

Jammu: For opening new schools and upgrading
the existing ones under Rashtriya Madhyamic Shiksha Abhiyan
(RMSA), Centre has granted Rs 60 crore to the Jammu and
Kashmir government.

"Central government has allocated Rs 60 crore under
RMSA for opening and upgrading High and Higher Secondary
Schools in every constituency of the state," the Minister for
Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Raman Bhalla said while
addressing a gathering here on Tuesday.

"69 schools would be upgraded under the scheme across
the state," he said after inaugurating newly upgraded
government High School at Qasim Nagar here.

Bhalla informed that Rs 58 lakh would be spent on
construction of additional rooms and 15 lakh for science
laboratories in each newly upgraded high and higher secondary
schools across the state.

He said government has earmarked Rs 25,000 each for
renovation of high school infrastructure and Rs 50,000 for
higher secondary school infrastructure under RMSA.

The Minister said government is making all out efforts
to eradicate illiteracy from every nook and corner of the
state by opening and upgrading scores of new schools.

PTI

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