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?Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan could become IT hubs?

india Updated: Jan 07, 2007 17:50 IST

MADHYA PRADESH and Rajasthan have a potential to become IT hubs. Rajasthan, despite having a strong infrastructure and foreign presence, has lagged behind MP in the education sector, says Vasudev Devnani.

The Rajasthan Minister of State for School and Technical Education was talking to media persons at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office in Indore on Saturday.

Devnani said that Rajasthan has emerged as the best state in the field of education and crossed the national average in the field of higher education with 920 colleges in comparison to the national figure of 750. In Rajasthan, every Panchayat block has an ITI and a college for every 6000 population, 25 B Ed colleges and 50000 elementary/primary, middle and secondary schools. Rajasthan has recently appointed one lakh teachers, he added.

Lauding technical education in Madhya Pradesh, he stated that both the BJP-ruled states have several similarities and there can be an active cooperation in educational exchange of students and teachers between the two states. The two states can also cooperate in many other sectors like tourism. He stressed the urgent need to complete the river linking project.

The Chambal-Kali Sindh-Parwati link is developing at a satisfactory pace, which can be expedited for solving the water crisis in the region, he said. He pointed out that the United Progressive Alliance-led Central government is trying to create a nation without self-esteem.