Mumbai: NCP MP and the daughter of Union
Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, Supriya Sule, has conceded
that government schools in Maharashtra are not providing
"Quality education in schools is the need of the hour.
Education in the state is going through a difficult phase,
especially in Zilla Parishad schools," the Baramati MP said.
NCP is a partner in the ruling coalition in the state;
however the school education portfolio is held by Congress`s
Talking to reporters here yesterday about her recent
visit to tribal-dominated Melghat area, infamous for the
malnutrition deaths, Sule said the situation was worse there.
"I don`t think the students go to the schools there
(Melghat). One sees complete black-out in the classrooms," she
said, adding that standard of education provided in those
schools was below par.
She had written to the Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan
in this regard, she said.