- An amount of Rs 130.75 crore has been approved for building 1741 new classrooms in 1294 schools of the state: Harjot Singh Bains
- The first installment of Rs. 52.23 crore has been released
In order to make the school education system of the Punjab government up to date, the state government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann approved an amount of Rs. 130.75 crores to build 1741 new classrooms in 1294 schools in the state to further strengthen the basic structure of government schools.
Giving information in this regard, Punjab School Education Minister Harjot Singh Bains said here that an amount of Rs 52.23 crore has been sent to the districts through e-transfer as the first installment of the approved grant.
Bains said that the Hon’ble government has declared health and education as priority areas under which the state government is working to make school buildings magnificent and provide separate rooms for each class.
Harjot Singh Bains said that 251 classrooms for 191 schools in district Amritsar, 35 classrooms for 27 schools in district Barnala, 73 classrooms for 48 schools in district Bathinda, 51 classrooms for 37 schools in district Faridkot, This amount has been approved for building 6 classrooms for 5 schools of district Fatehgarh Sahib, 221 classrooms for 152 schools of district Fazilka, 93 classrooms for 72 schools of district Ferozepur.
Apart from this, 75 classrooms for 61 schools in district Gurdaspur, 96 classrooms for 81 schools in district Hoshiarpur, 25 classrooms for 21 schools in district Jalandhar, 28 classrooms for 23 schools in district Kapurthala, 28 classrooms for 23 schools in district Ludhiana. 126 classrooms for 74 schools, 19 classrooms for 14 schools of district Malerkotla, 37 classrooms for 28 schools of district Mansa, 24 classrooms for 17 schools of district Moga.
Along with this, 96 classrooms for 69 schools in district Sri Muktsar Sahib, 11 classrooms for 11 schools in district Pathankot, 108 classrooms for 89 schools in district Patiala, 41 classrooms for 38 schools in district Rupnagar, 66 classrooms for 46 schools in Sangrur, 68 classrooms for 44 schools in district Mohali, 78 classrooms for 62 schools in district Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar and 113 classrooms for 84 schools in district Tarn Taran.
Bains said that his dream is to give worldclass education in Punjab, during which the school buildings will be given a grand appearance during the first phase. He said that attention will also be given to the improvement of the sanitation system in all the schools in the coming period.