Raipur : Sections of society that were overlooked for generations have been taken into the consideration for the first time : Mr. Kedar Kashyap : School Education Budget in State increased by 14 times in 14 years

Raipur : Sections of society that were overlooked for generations have been taken into the consideration for the first time : Mr. Kedar Kashyap : Scho

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Raipur : Sections of society that were overlooked for generations have been taken into the consideration for the first time : Mr. Kedar Kashyap : School Education Budget in State increased by 14 times in 14 years

First Education City of the state counted among 100 big institutions of the world

Number of girl students in Primary-Middle Schools increases

Nearly 16 thousand new schools opened in 14 years

Raipur, 1 December 2017

School Education and Tribal Caste Development Minister Mr. Kedar Kashyap informed that Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has taken into concern and consideration even those sections of society, which were overlooked and neglected for generations. Mr. Kashyap was interacting with media representatives today afternoon at New Circuit House. He informed in detail about the achievements of his departments during the 14 years of development journey of State Government. He informed that budget of School Education Department has increased by 14 times from Rs 750 crore 47 lakh in year 2003-04 to Rs 12 thousand crore .

He said- the kind of schemes and works which have been initiated under the leadership of Dr Raman Singh in last 14 years for the progress and welfare of underprivileged communities in tribal-populated, scheduled caste populated and backward class populated areas of state, has not been even thought of earlier by anyone. Development of minority communities is also being taken into serious account.

Authorities constituted to connect underprivileged with mainstream

Mr. Kashyap said- to connect the neglected and the deprived sections of society with the mainstream, Raman Government has constituted Sarguja and Bastar Development Authorities. On the same lines, Scheduled Caste Development Authority and Rural and Other Backward Class Development Authority has also been established. Many historical works such as establishing medical college in Bastar and Sarguja, Sainik School in Sarguja, Education City in Dantewada, Prayas Residential Schools under Mukhyamantri Bal Bhavishya Suraksha Yojana for talented students of naxal-affected areas have been established. School Education and Tribal Caste Development Minister said- Dr Raman Singh’s Government has taken the pledge to uplift and transform the tribal areas deprived since ages. These areas are undergoing accelerated socio-economic transformation. Several steps have been taken for betterment of minority communities.

Number of enrollment in Primary School increases to 96.33%

91.4% in Middle Schools

Mr. Kashyap told- In last 14 years, the number of student enrollments in primary schools has increased from nearly 72% to 96.33%, and in middle schools it has increased from 66.45% to 91.4%. Mr. Kashyap informed- in year 2003-04, there was one teacher appointed for every 29 kids in primary school, while in year 2016-17 as a result of state government’s efforts, primary schools have one teacher for every 22 children. It is better than national average. Likewise, in year 2003-04, there was one teacher for every 48 kids in middle schools, whereas in year 2016-17 these schools have one teacher for every 22 kids. This has improved the quality of teaching work. Mr. Kashyap said that in year 2003-04, only 80.31% of the enrolled kids of primary schools in state could go to middle schools, but over the years this number has increased to 96.44% in year 2016-17.

Number of Girl Students in High Schools increases from 61 to 97%

Mr. Kashyap said that in this duration the number of students going from middle schools to high school has also increased from 61% to 97%. Saraswati Cycle Yojana has played important role in this change. Likewise, in year 2003-04, there were 930 girl students to per 1000 boy students, whereas with government’s efforts to encourage girl education, the number has increased to 960 girl students to per 1000 boy students in year 2016-17.

Mr. Kashyap informed that in last 14 years, 15 thousand 807 new schools of various categories have been opened. Between year 2003-04 and 2016-17, the number of primary schools have increased from 21 thousand 969 to 30 thousand 704, middle schools from 5720 to 13 thousand 242, high schools from 1176 to 1901 and higher secondary schools from 1386 to 2511. He told that government is making continuous efforts to provide better education facilities to children of tribal areas. Nearly 80 per cent of the children are studying in government schools, while only 20 per cent are studying in private schools. On special initiative of Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, this year 11 navoday schools and six central schools have been started.

Dantewada Education City included in 100 top institutions of the world

Education City (Atal Bihari Vajpayi Shiksha Parisar) established in Dantewada is now being counted among the top 100 institutions in the world in terms of infrastructural development. This campus accommodates buildings for primary to higher secondary and polytechnic education. It also has Saksham School for differently-abled kids.

Commendable Performance of Prayas Residential School

Talking about the achievements of Prayas Residential Schools started under Mukhyamantri Bal Bhavishya Suraksha Yojana for children of naxal-affecetd areas, Mr. Kashyap told that the first school was started on July 26 2010 with 300 seat capacity, Chief Minister had inaugurated this school. Later, Prayas School for girls was also opened. At present, six prayas residential schools are running in five divisional headquarters of state, where students are studying in 11th and 12th standard and also getting free coaching for engineering and medical entrance exams. Total 1700 students are studying in these schools. From year 2018-19, foundation classes of 9th and 10th standards will be started in all the Prayas Residential Schools including capital city Raipur. In the current session of 2017-18, commerce coaching has been started in Raipur’s Prayas Boys’ School with 30 seats. In Prayas School of Bilaspur, CLAT coaching for girls has been started with 30 seats. He also talked about the commendable performance of students of Prayas School in various competitive exams. Till date, 23 students have got admission in IIT, 117 in NIT, 27 in medical colleges, and 528 in engineering colleges. Mr. Kashyap also told that State Government has established 27 hostels for students of other backward classes, where more than 1500 students have taken admission.

Increase in number of Ashram-Hostels

Mr. Kashyap told that hostel buildings of 2500 seat capacity for boys-girls have been sanctioned in 28 tribal blocks of the state. In last 14 years, the number of hostels and ashram schools has increased by 77 per cent and the number of students here has increased by 173%. Presently, there are 2764 hostels and ashram schools for tribal children in Chhattisgarh, which have residential capacity for one lakh 65 thousand students. In Chhattisgarh, there are 482 hostels and ashrams for students belonging to scheduled caste. On the occasion, Parliamentary Secretary Mr. Ambesh Jangade, Chairman of Madarsa Board Mirza Ejaz Beg, School Education Department Secretary Mr. Vikassheel, Tribal Caste and Scheduled Caste Development Department Secretary Mrs. Reena Kangale and other senior officials concerned were also present.