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Bihar government to introduce common school system

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Patna, Aug 8 (UNI) Bihar Human Resources Development Minister Brishen Patel today informed the state Legislative Council that the government would introduce common school system in which children irrespective of their economic background would study together.

Replying to a proposal, moved by RJD member Nawal Kishore Yadav for framing a law making mandatory for the government officials and peoples'representatives to send their wards to government schools, Mr Patel brushed aside the suggestion of Mr Yadav, saying none could be dictated where his ward would study as it would be a tantamount to violation of fundamental right.

He said instead of making any such law the quality of education would be improved in the proposed common school, where children of all sections would have the opportunity to study.

He said through common school system, the standard of education would be raised which would encourage the affluent class to send their wards to the schools where under privileged children would have the opportunity to study.

Meanwhile, replying to another proposal, moved by Mr Kedar Pandey of CPI(M), Road Construction Minister Nand Kishore Yadav said the state government would connect all villages having population between 501 and 999 with concrete roads as there was no provision of connecting such villages under the Prime Minister's Gram Sadak Yojna.

He said out of 39,000 villages, there were 18,000 villages, where less than 1000 people reside.

He said Rs 300 crore had been allocated for the puropse in Mukhya Mantri Sadak Nirman Yojna.

Similarly another Rs 300 crore was earmarked for construction of small bridges in rural areas under Mukhya Mantri Setu Nirman Yojna, he added.

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