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ADB fund for improving infrastructure of govt schools in U’khand

With Rs 700 Cr loan, 380 schools would be transformed in the state

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of Rs 700 Crore which would be paid in a period of five years to improve the infrastructure of government schools in Uttarakhand. On the initiative of the union government, Uttarakhand is named among the five states which would receive the loan from the ADB. Under the project the state government is planning to improve schools located in the remote and mountainous parts of Uttarakhand. A total of 380 schools would be selected under the project and would be termed as ‘leader schools’. Out of these 380 schools, 180 schools would be developed as ‘ Atal Utkrisht Schools’ (AUS). The education department has already earmarked two AUS in every block of the state. It is worth mentioning here that AUS would be up to class XII level and every AUS would be linked with leader schools which would be of primary and upper primary levels.

School buildings would be constructed under the project and the facilities like laboratory, smart classes, furniture and toilets would be developed.   The education secretary, R Meenakshi Sundaram said that radical changes would be brought about in the selected schools with the budget of Rs 140 Crore that would be available for every year. The government is planning to start the project in five districts of Dehradun, Haridwar, Udham Singh Nagar, Pauri and Almora in the first phase. 

Sunday, 08 November 2020 | PNS | Dehradun

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