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Punjab to give free text books to SC/ST students

PTI  Chandigarh , May 06, 2012
First Published: 21:14 IST(6/5/2012) | Last Updated: 21:19 IST(6/5/2012)

In an effort to impart quality education to the marginalised,  the Punjab government today said it would spend Rs. 30 crore to provide free text books to scheduled caste and scheduled tribe students in the state.


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"We are committed to quality education. The state government will provide free text books to scheduled caste and scheduled tribe students of class one to eight in the state," Punjab education minister Sikander Singh Maluka said here.

He said that required infrastructure would also be provided to all the schools.

"The Punjab government is celebrating this year as education year so that the state, which is currently at number three in terms of education in the country, could be number one," Maluka added.

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