‘UPA keen to bring aspiring students under RTE’

Last Updated: Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 21:13

Rajahmundry: The UPA government has been initiating steps to ensure that aspiring students from across the country secure admission in schools under the RTE Act by year end, Union HRD Minister M Pallam Raju said on Sunday.

"We (government) are taking steps to ensure that all eligible children secure admission in schools under the Right to Education Act by the end of this year", he said on the sidelines of a function at Tetagunta village in East Godavari district.

The minister laid foundation stones for Primary Health Central building constructed at the cost of Rs 75 lakh and Rs 30-lakh protected water scheme.

"According to a latest report, 96 percent of total eligible children got admission in various schools under the Act", Raju said, adding that committees, headed by parents, are being set up in schools for effective implementation of the Act.

"We will train teachers in latest technical methods so that they can effectively impart modern education to students," he said.

Hailing the Budget, Raju said the government has made a provision of Rs 80,000 crore in Budget 2013-14 for rural development including providing of infrastructure facilities in the country.

"Union Cabinet also discussed about building a network of roads to connect rural areas with towns", he said.

Raju also said the UPA government was confident that Food Bill will be passed in Budget session.

The minister also laid a foundation stone for road expansion works, totalling Rs 5.20 crore, on National Highway No 5 at Annavaram.


First Published: Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 21:13

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