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1000 unaided schools to be on grants list: CM

CHIEF MINISTER Mulayam Singh Yadav announced another round of pre-election bonanza in the Vidhan Sabha here on Thursday. Speaking in the House, he said that 1000 more unaided junior high schools would be put on the list of grants.

india Updated: Aug 25, 2006 01:32 IST

CHIEF MINISTER Mulayam Singh Yadav announced another round of pre-election bonanza in the Vidhan Sabha here on Thursday. Speaking in the House, he said that 1000 more unaided junior high schools would be put on the list of grants.

Chief Minister made the announcement before Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey put to vote the second supplementary demands of grants for 2006-2007 to the tune of Rs 2882.70 crore.

Chief Minister also announced One-Time Settlement (OTS) Scheme waiving interest imposed on power dues of farmers for tube-well or domestic power connection. Elaborating the decision to put 1000 unaided recognised junior high schools on the list of grants, he said that it would benefit 11000 teachers working there. Besides, this would improve upon the quality of education in these schools, he said and added that no such school had been put on the list of grants in the past eight years.

The junior high schools for boys recognised after June 30, 2006 and the junior high schools for girls recognised after December 31, 1988 would be put on the list, he further said.

Giving details about the OTS, the Chief Minister said that the interest on power dues of farmers for tubewells and domestic connections would be waived if the total dues were deposited at one go. This scheme would remain in force from September 1 to December 31, 2006, he said.

Replying to the points raised by Congress member Jagdambika Pal, Yadav said that his government was not favouring any particular region. Speaking on the second supplementary grants, Pal accused the State Government of neglecting the Basti division. Pal urged the State Government to set up a medical college in Basti.