IEP Chandigarh, November 9
In order to provide better basic amenities in government schools, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann led Punjab government has released grant worth around Rs.23 crore.
Giving further details, School Education Minister Harjot Singh Bains said that more than Rs.12 crore will be incurred for the construction of state-of-the-art additional classrooms, libraries, art & craft rooms and toilets, while an additional grant of over Rs.10 crore has also been released to continue ongoing works. Further elaborating, the Cabinet Minister said that Rs.81.81 lakh for District Amritsar, Rs.44 lakh for Barnala, Rs.30 lakh for Bathinda, Rs.24.68 lakh for Faridkot, Rs.8.44 lakh for Fatehgarh Sahib, Rs.1.35 crore for Fazilka, Rs.1.21 crore for Ferozepur, Rs.67 lakh for Gurdaspur, Rs.43 lakh for Hoshiarpur, Rs.58 lakh for Jalandhar, Rs.86.76 lakh for Kapurthala, Rs.64.60 lakh for Ludhiana, Rs.24.92 lakh for Malerkotla, Rs.18.80 lakh for Mansa, Rs.31.67 lakh for Moga, Rs.65.23 lakh for Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Rs.27.50 lakh for Sri Muktsar Sahib, Rs.4.20 lakh for SBS Nagar, Rs.25 lakh for Pathankot, Rs.74.62 lakh for Patiala, Rs.17.40 lakh for Rupnagar, Rs.79 lakh for Sangrur and Rs.1.31 crore released for district Tarn Taran.
Similarly, Rs.10.34 crore will be incurred on ongoing works in various schools if the state, which included Rs.73.87 lakh for district Amritsar, Rs.10.35 lakh for Barnala, Rs.4.46 lakh for Bathinda, Rs.92.57 lakh for Faridkot, Rs.27.57 lakh for Fatehgarh Sahib, Rs.16.77 lakh for Fazilka, Rs.1.12 crore each for Ferozepur and Gurdaspur, Rs.38.12 lakh for Hoshiarpur, Rs.64.72 lakh for Jalandhar, Rs.37.14 lakh for Kapurthala, Rs.86.23 lakh for Ludhiana, Rs.7 lakh for Malerkotla, Rs.29.57 lakh for Mansa, Rs.40 lakh for Moga, Rs.78,000 for SAS Nagar, Rs.9.85 lakh for Sri Muktsar Sahib, Rs.9.57 lakh for SBS Nagar, Rs.27.58 lakh for Pathankot, Rs.89.84 lakh for Patiala, Rs.74 lakh for Rupnagar, Rs.64.99 lakh for Sangrur and Rs.4.26 lakh for district Tarn Taran.
“Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann led government was giving top priority to education sector and grants are being issued in regular manner for upgrading better infrastructure in the schools”, added the School Education Minister.