KATHUA: Minister of State for Fisheries, Cooperatives, Finance and Planning Dr Manohar Lal Sharma today laid foundation of two school buildings at Badholi and Nouni villages in Hiranagar.
The construction work of these school building would be completed at the total estimated cost of Rs. 15 lakh under Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA).
Addressing public meetings at Badholi and Nouni, the Minister said that upgradation of educational infrastructure has received focused attention of the Government, adding that during last five years crores of rupees by the liberal financial assistance of Center under several flagship programmes have expended for upgradation of educational infrastructure and human resources especially in remote and hilly areas in the State.
He said keen attention was also given to provide quality, high and higher education facilities to the youth at their door steps and in this direction number of existing schools were upgraded to the next levels besides dozens of colleges and technical institutions established in the State. He added that under Rashtriya Madhmik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) the target is to make secondary education available, accessible and affordable to all the youths across the State. He called upon the youth to work hard in their studies to compete in this competitive market.
Responding to the demands of the locals, the Minister said that due attention is being given to improve and upgrade basic amenities in these villages like other areas of the constituency. He assured the people that all their genuine demands and developmental needs would be got redressed from the concerned departments on priority.
The Minister said that upgradation of education, health care, power supply and drinking water facilities besides road connectivity in these areas would be redressed on priority.
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