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Free tablets for Class 11, 12 students in Haryana soon: Khattar

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Chandigarh, Nov 24: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday said free tablets will soon be given to students of Class 11 and 12 across the state. The government has decided to purchase five lakh tablets, which will be given to the students studying in Class 11 and 12 in the upcoming academic session, PTI reported.

Free tablets for Class 11, 12 students in Haryana soon: Khattar

A total of Rs 560 crore will be spent to buy these tablets, he said. In future, the government would plan to give tablets to the students of other classes as well, he said. Besides, 15,000 tubewell connections will be issued to the farmers soon, Khattar said.

In this regard, the process of purchasing power equipment worth Rs 350 crore was completed during the meeting of a high-power purchase committee. These decisions were taken in a meeting held here in which Education Minister Kanwar Pal, Transport Minister Mool Chand Sharma, Power Minister Ranjit Singh Chautala, and Agriculture Minister J P Dalal were among others present, according to an official release.

Later, interacting with reporters, the Chief Minister said curbing corruption is the main goal of his government. "If any officer or employee is found involved in corruption, strict action will be taken against him," he said in response to questions on the alleged scam in recruitment for dental surgeons.

The Chief Minister said if anyone gets any information related to corruption in jobs or departments, then they should immediately inform the State Vigilance Bureau.


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