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MCD school students get cash for woollens

This winter, about 5.5 lakh children studying in classes 1 to 3 at city's MCD-run primary schools will get money to buy woollens. This amount is in addition to the R500 given to each student of the municipal primary schools to buy winter uniforms.

delhi Updated: Nov 16, 2010 00:51 IST
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This winter, about 5.5 lakh children studying in classes 1 to 3 at city's MCD-run primary schools will get money to buy woollens. This amount is in addition to the R500 given to each student of the municipal primary schools to buy winter uniforms.

"I will be spending the R1 crore available to me as education committee chairman on giving cash assistance to students from Class 1 to 3 to buy woollen caps or gloves. We have already disbursed the money for winter jerseys to about 10 lakh students. Most of the students in MCD schools are from economically weaker sections of society and such financial assistance will surely help," said Mahender Nagpal, chairman of education committee of MCD.

MCD, at present, operates 1,746 primary schools with 9.5 lakh children on rolls.

In addition to this, the civic agency also runs attached nursery classes in 923 primary schools, along with 33 independent nursery schools with an enrolment of 50,000 children.

Apart from this, the civic agency has 44 aided primary schools and 728 recognised primary schools managed by voluntary organisations.