Gujarat: 286 Schools Shut and Crisis of Over 9K Class Rooms. On 15.03.2021, the Gujarat Government informed the Assembly that there is a shortage of over Nine thousand Four Hundred and Five classrooms in various government-run primary schools as on December 2020.
During the Question Hour, Congress MLAs questioned to Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasingh Chudasama informed the House that these classrooms will be built at the earliest. Of the 33 districts in Gujarat, tribal-dominated Dahod tops the list with a shortfall of 1,087 classrooms, followed by Banaskantha with 662, Anand 596, Bhavnagar 506 and Bharuch with 496.
Chudasama said that “286 state-run primary schools were shut in the last two years, and students had been given admission in nearby schools”.
Mid-Day Meal Scheme: The minister said the state government spends Rs. 4.97 on each student from Class I to V and Rs. 7.45 on those from Class VI to VIII. He added that the government had increased the per head allocation by Rs 0.49 for students of class I to V and Rs 0.74 for those from Class VI to VII through a notification issued in May last year.
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