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Javadekar launches RUSA app, web to keep a track on educational projects

Education Ministers from as many as 20 states were present on the occasion

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Prakash Javadekar, Union HRD Minister
Prakash Javadekar, Union HRD Minister

Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash on Monday launched the website and a mobile application for Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), a centrally funded scheme.

Along with these two, the minister also unveiled 17 facilities built across 14 states.

"Our government's first priority is to give quality primary as well as higher Today (Monday), in a unique move, we unveiled 17 facilities in one go in 14 states," told media persons here on the occasion.

"We have already given Rs 2,800 crore to hundreds of colleges and universities under the scheme ... and we have provisioned for Rs 1,300 crore in this year's budget," he said.


These projects included "a cluster university in Jammu and Kashmir, a micro ATM facility at the centre in Pune University, solar power facility in Shri Shankaracharya University of Sanskri in Kalady, Kerala, (and) language laboratories in Ghatsila College, Jharkhand", according to a statement by the HRD ministry.

"has been very successful because under it, quality laboratories are created, smart classrooms are built and it adds value somewhere or the other in the development of the youths studying," the minister said.

He also lunched a 'Fund and Reform Tracker' app, which, as the name suggests, will be used to track funding details "from the minute they are sanctioned" and keep track of the work being done under the policies.

Education Ministers from as many as 20 states were present on the occasion.

First Published: Mon, April 17 2017. 18:38 IST