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Maharashtra govt schools to get electricity at lower rates

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur 

The government has formulated a scheme for electrification ofschools in the state, Tawde said today.

Under the scheme, state-run schools will be provided at government rates and the bill amount will be directly deposited in their accounts, he told the assembly.

Tawde's statement came after Shashikant Shinde (NCP) raised the issue of lack of in all digital schools through a calling attention noticein the lower house.

The said the budgetary provision for school includes funds for digital schools, educational material and computerisation, among others.

Even though the responsibility for maintaining Zilla Parishad school buildings lies with the rural development ministry, the department will join hands with it to conduct a structural audit of all schools in the state, he said.

Seven of the 36 districts in the statehave 100 per cent digital schools and 1.7 lakh teachers have become tech- savvy, the said.

Earlier, Shinde said 13,844 schools in the state don't have and 44,330 students are not aware of computer.

He said people are in favour of digital classrooms but budgetary funds are inadequate for the same.

The said the schools which have electricity are paying high rate for its consumption.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 22:25 IST