State receives approval to set up more schools

IMPHAL, 20th June: Announcing to set up more than 120 primary and upper primary schools in Manipur, Union Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javadekar assured on Tuesday that there will be no shortage of funds for improving the state's education sector. Following a meeting for reviewing the achievements of the new BJP-led coalition government in the last 100 days, a celebration function which included performance of cultural programmes was conducted at Sangai Hall, Hotel Imphal.

Briefing media persons on the sidelines of the function, Javadekar said as the chief minister N Biren-led government completes 100 days in office, it is now apparent that not only peace, stability and sensibility have been maintained under his leadership by performing tasks once considered impossible but people trust the government.

By addressing the Churachandpur issue and removing all bandhs/blockades, a lot of progress have been made, he claimed, adding that all these would not have been possible without public support. The Union minister also commended the people for keeping their faith in the corruption free governance of CM Biren and standing by him.

Informing that he is visiting the state to review the achievements of the state government, Javadekar divulged that school and higher education were reviewed during the meeting. The minister concerned and officials were also present, he said, disclosing that during the meeting it was learned that during the previous government, schools were constructed in totally inaccessible areas, 40 schools had no student and some schools had no infrastructure.

Javadekar said he instructed the state government to take stern actions against those responsible for keeping education sector backward in remote areas after conducting an enquiry. Even if the previous government kept the education sector backward, the BJP government will try to remove it, he assured, adding that Centre will make it sure that there is no budget shortage in improving the state's education sector.

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