150 smart schools to come up across the country

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 14:55

New Delhi: The government has proposed to
establish 150 "smart schools" across the country under an ICT
programme.

"Under the revised centrally sponsored scheme
`information and communication technology in schools`, there
is a provision to establish 150 smart schools in the country,"
said Minister of State for HRD D Purandeswari.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, she said Rs 25
lakh is being provided to the states and union territories to
establish each smart school.

She said proposals for 59 smart schools in 11 states and
three union territories have been cleared so far.

While five schools each have been cleared for Andhra
Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Uttar
Pradesh and West Bengal, four schools each have been cleared
for states like Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Puducherry and
Sikkim.

Proposals have been cleared for setting up two schools
each in Delhi and Daman & Diu, the Minister said.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 14:55

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