Punjab releases about Rs 4 cr for construction of gates of primary, middle schools

Chandigarh, Aug 31 : The Punjab Government has released an amount of about Rs four crore for the construction of new gates and repair of old gates of primary and middle schools to beautify the facades of the schools as well as to ensure the safety of the students.
According to a spokesperson of the Punjab School Education Department, about 70 per cent of government schools in state have been converted into smart schools, which has resulted in complete transformation of these schools. But 98 schools in the state do not have gates and 1622 are about to be repaired. So, School Education Director General Ms Isha Kalia has issued a letter for the release of Rs 3.93 crore for this purpose.
At present 81 primary schools and 17 middle schools across the state do not have gates. A total amount of Rs 68.60 lakh has been released for their construction. Similarly the gates of 1177 primary and 445 middle schools in the state need to be repaired, so Rs 324.40 lakh has been released for this.
According to the spokesperson, under the leadership of School Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla, 13225 government schools in the state have been converted into smart schools. This has created a conducive learning environment in government schools, which is evident from the steady increase in the number of students in government schools over the last three years.


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