Haryana CM announces hike in cash awards for Gram Panchayats

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Chandigarh, Nov 11 (UNI) The Haryana government has decided to increase the award money from Rs 50,000 to Rs one lakh to be given to those Gram Panchayats which would ensure 100 per cent enrolment of girl students in rural schools.

This was announced today by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda after inaugurating a newly built building of District Education and Training Institute (DIET) at a cost of Rs 1.50 crore at Kaithal, a spokesman here said.

The chief minister said on the occasion that the government had fixed a target to give primary education to all the children of the state by the year 2007 and middle education to all the children upto the year 2010. A decision has also been taken to give a grant of Rs 20,000 to each of the Science Laboratories in the High schools of the State for the improvement of these laboratories.

Mr Hooda said that Sir Chhotu Ram College of Engineering at Murthal had already been made a Technical University for the promotion of Technical Education in the State.


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