Meghalaya govt. allocates INR 1000 cr. for Education: Sangma | News, Politics | Nelive

Meghalaya govt. allocates INR 1000 cr. for Education: Sangma

Apr 07, 2018 09:13
Shillong
82
Share
Conrad K Sangma

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma today said his government has prioritised education and allotted nearly Rs 1000 crore for the sector.

Replying to a debate on the Governor’s address, Sangma said, “We have allotted nearly Rs 1,000 crore for the education sector. But this is not enough as the financial burden in this sector is high.”

He said the government has also set up a task force to study the education policy and it is expected to submit its report within three months.

The chief minister highlighted the need to release salary of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan school teachers which was lying pending for the last 7/8 months was a big task for the new government.

Related: 1979-80 political map of Meghalaya to stay: Conrad Sangma

The chief minister said 150 schools will be provided with additional classrooms and activity-based aids for the students to help them learn science and mathematics.

“We have to inculcate their love for the subject when they were young,” he said, calling on the parents and society to also play their part in this sector.

On the safety of women and children, the chief minister also called on the society at large to change their mindset first and foremost.

Stating that awareness camps and meetings need to be held to ensure that women get their due respect, Sonowal said a number of measures were taken by the government to ensure safety and security to women and children.

He said the government has set up women helpline 181, the anti-human trafficking units in four districts – Ri-Bhoi, East Khasi Hills, Jaintia Hills and West Khasi Hills district – apart from women police stations which were set up in 7 districts.

He also said that proposals for creation of more women police stations in four remaining districts are also under consideration by the government.

Source: Eastern Mirror

Apr 07, 2018 09:13
Shillong
82
Share

WhatsApp, NorhEast Iindia, Breaking News, News, Assam, Manipur, Politics, Crime, Travel, Lifestyle, NorhEast, NorhEasters

Subscribe to NorthEast India Breaking News Alert by sending Start to 9958459882 via WhatsApp

About Author

See also

Bijoya Dashami, Dussehra
Guwahati Staff Curator
125
Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi on Friday greeted the people...
Assam, NIA, Fake Currency, Guwahati
Guwahati Staff Curator
207
A National Investigation Agency team from Hyderabad...
Lalengzama Vangchhia, Mizoram, Bengaluru FC B Squad, Jammu and Kashmir Invitational Cup, Governor’s Gold Cup, Sikkim
Aizawl Staff Curator
76
Midfielder Lalengzama Vangchhia has been named the skipper...
Sikkim, UN Award, World’s First, Organic State
Gangtok Staff Curator
180
‘Small but beautiful’, Sikkim has set an example for the...
Assam Rifles, Gold Bars, Smuggling, Mizoram
Aizawl Staff Curator
300
A joint operation conducted by Aizawl Battalion of 23...