More funds for calamity-hit Uttarakhand under education programme

The Centre has sanctioned additional funds under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan programme for flood-ravaged Uttarakhand.

Last Updated: Aug 07, 2013, 17:33 PM IST

New Delhi: The Centre has sanctioned additional funds under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) programme for flood-ravaged Uttarakhand for construction of schools and undertaking major repair work and counselling students suffering from stress disorder.
Informing this in the Lok Sabha today, Minister of State for HRD Shashi Tharoor said Rs 36.39 lakh has also been approved for construction of 26 new kitchen and Rs 1.55 lakh for new kitchen devices under the midday meal programme.
"The Centre has sanctioned an additional Rs 12.63 crore under the SSA programme for 42 new primary schools, 15 new upper primary schools, major repairs to school buildings and for the counselling of children suffering from post traumatic stress disorder," he said in a written reply.

PTI