The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, November 17
Taking another step in the direction of establishing a better structure in the government schools of the state, the Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has released Rs 45.66 crore for the purchase of new goods in place of damaged or dilapidated conditions goods in government schools.
Disclosing this information, the Punjab State School Education Minister Harjot Singh Bains said that this amount has been released to government elementary (primary and middle) and high and senior secondary schools of the state. He said that with these funds new infrastructure to be purchased in place of damaged equipments in schools.
He said that apart from this, sports equipment, laboratory equipment and necessary teaching aids will be purchased. Also, this amount is used for maintaining the infrastructure including classrooms, libraries, labs, toilets and others.
Bains said that it has also been made compulsory for each school that 10 percent of the amount received under this scheme shall be spent on the activities carried out under the Sanitation Action Plan.
The Education Minister said that the Punjab government is committed to transform government schools into centers of education in the true sense.