Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday dedicated to the people – during a programme at the state capital’s grand Minto Hall – 145 educational buildings constructed by incurring an expenditure of Rs 497.70 crore.
These comprise 13 Specialised Residential schools, three hostels plus 129 high and higher secondary school buildings. Public Works Minister Gopal Bhargava; Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises plus Science and Technology Minister Om Prakash Sakhlecha and Minister of State for School Education (Independent Charge) Inder Singh Parmar were present. Pro Tem Speaker Rameshwar Sharma and Tribal Welfare Minister Meena Singh also participated.
“In the next three years; 10,000 school buildings will be built. The complexes shall boast residential, library and sports facilities plus transportation in a radius of 25-30 km,” Mr Chouhan was officially quoted as saying.
The senior politician interacted with guardian Purushottam of Umaria District, Panchayat Pradhan Nandkishore Patidar of Shajapur, Principal Dharmendra Yadav and meritorious pupil Suraksha Patidar.
As many as 6,370 daughters of the Scheduled Tribes category shall be benefitted by the 13 Kanya Shiksha parisars and 150 students by the hostels. The 129 academic institutions are in 26 districts and 21,000 pupils will be enrolled.