Kolkata: The Bengal Government has allotted funds worth more than Rs 50 crore to improve facilities at government and government-aided schools across Bengal. The facilities include safe drinking water, additional classrooms, boundary walls, etc.
The break-up of the developmental activities is as follows:
Rs 39 crore 2 lakh 78 thousand for additional classrooms for 422 schools in Howrah, Hooghly, Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar, Kolkata, Malda, Murshidabad, Nadia, North and South 24 Parganas, Purulia, Siliguri, and Purba and Paschim Medinipur districts.
Rs 7 crore 52 lakh 82 thousand 800 for additional classrooms for 106 more schools in Alipurduar, Bankura, Birbhum, and Purba and Paschim Bardhaman. These 528 schools in all include primary, upper primary, secondary as well as higher secondary schools.
Rs 4.25 lakh for safe drinking water for 250 schools, including 120 primary and 130 upper primary schools.
A few more crores have been allotted for district-wise development projects for schools.
This is a major step in Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s efforts to improve the standard of schools in Bengal.