Ashram system schools to be set up in 20 districts of UP – United News of India

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(Rptg correcting error in headline) Lucknow, Dec 16 (UNI) In order to ensure better education to the students of the weaker section, the Uttar Pradesh Social Welfare Department will be constructing "Ashram" system-based government schools in 20 districts of the state.

These schools will be completely modern and will be having facilities like computers, smart classes, projectors, etc.

"The state government is dedicatedly working to ensure that each and every person in the state gets all the benefits extended through various schemes and the Lucknow tribal museum will soon be set up in the state capital," Ramapati Shastri, the minister for social welfare, said, here on Wednesday.

At present, there are 103 ashram system schools in the state and while 49 are of CBSE board, 54 are affiliated to the UP board. In the financial year 2016 -17, 32,616 students were registered here and in 2019-20, they increased to 34,281, he added.

To facilitate students preparing for civil services, the department is also constructing a coaching centre at a cost of Rs 8.71 Crores in Gorakhpur and this centre will start operating in the 2021-22 financial year.

At present, seven coaching centres are being operated in the state providing assistance in the preparation of civil services to the students of scheduled caste, scheduled tribes and general categories," the minister said. These centres have produced 51 IPS and PCS and 438 candidates got selected in other services in the last four years, informed Mr Shastri. He also informed that the annual scholarship of the students of scheduled caste, scheduled tribe and general students has also been increased from Rs 2250 to Rs 3000 and the monthly pension of the beneficiaries of the old age pension scheme has also been increased from Rs 400 to Rs 500. In 2017, there were 36.53 Lakhs beneficiaries of the old age pension scheme and this increased to 51.21 Lakhs in the year 2020-21. There has been increase of 14.68 Lakhs beneficiaries, Mr Shastri said. As many as 1,05,427 couples have also benefited from the chief minister Samuhik Vivah scheme and the expenditure amount per couple has also been increased to Rs 51,000. By 2016-17, there were old age houses in 22 districts and on the directions Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, old age homes have been established and are being operated in remaining 52 districts. Under the Swarojgar scheme, as many as 1,07,772 people were given a grant of Rs 107.72 Crore and an interest free loan of Rs 462.54 Cr. Along with this, 3,749 villages were also identified under the Pradhanmantri Adarsh Gram Scheme and infrastructural works were conducted, Lalji Nirmal, the president of the scheduled caste finance and development corporation, informed. To ensure better education to students, Eklavya model residential schools have also been constructed and are operational in Behraich and Khiri and the construction work is in progress in Lalitpur and Sonebhadra. Besides this, the construction of hostels is in progress in Gorakhpur, Khiri, Balia, Gonda and Balrampur, Nirmal added. Besides, the scheme of buying 87 small forest products at minimum support price has already started, said Mr Nirmal. UNI MB GK 2027

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