411 primary schools in state have less than 5 students enrolled

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Shimla
  • Updated: Mar 23, 2015 20:08 IST

Around 411 primary schools in the state have less than five students enrolled, while 725 schools have only six to ten students.

In a written reply to the question posed by Dehra legislator Ravinder Singh Ravi, Una legislator Satpal Singh Satti, Vijay Agnihotri (Nadaun), Ishwar Das Dhiman (Bhoranj) and Bikram Singh (Jaswan Pragpur), chief minister Virbhadra Singh said there were 943 primary schools having just a single teacher. He added that there were over 30 primary schools with only single student.

102 roads approved under SC plan

The chief minister said 102 roads were approved under scheduled caste sub plan in last two years in the state. In a written reply to the question posed by Jhanduta legislator Rikhi Ram Kaundal, he said under the same head, 201.84 km motorable, 2.35 jeepable roads were mettled.

210 affected by hydro project get employment

In a written reply to Manali legislator Gobind Singh Thakur, power minister Sujan Singh Pathania said as per the project implementation agreement, Allain Duhangan hydro power limited, which runs a 192 MW hydro electric project in Manali, employed 210 people, whose land was affected by the project activities. He said the agreement was signed on January 28, 2000.

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