Staff Correspondent

Works to be taken up under Sarva Shikshana Abhiyan

Facilities provided

  • 528 classrooms being constructed
  • 1,107 toilets built at Rs. 2.76 crore
  • 300 ramps for disabled children
  • Drinking water facility in 1,325 schools

    HASSAN: The State Government has approved a Rs. 19.2-crore action plan for 2006-07 sent by the Hassan Zilla Panchayat for taking up various works under the Sarva Shikshana Abhiyan.

    Focus on infrastructure

    The Government has released Rs. 9.54 crore till July end and the zilla panchayat has spent Rs. 8.96 crore for providing basic infrastructure in various schools in the district, according to sources.

    Reducing dropout rate

    The programme was introduced in 2001-02 to ensure education for all children, besides reducing dropout rate.

    There were 1,658 lower primary schools (1,614 Government and 44 aided schools) and 1,027 higher primary schools (990 Government and 37 aided schools) in Hassan district.

    An amount of Rs. 16.48 crore had been spent in the last five years for providing basic infrastructure in these schools, sources said.

    As many as 528 additional classrooms were being constructed by spending Rs. 7.99 crore and 1,107 toilets built at a cost of Rs. 2.76 crore. Similarly, Rs. 2.13 crore was spent to construct 96 cluster resource centres and eight block resource centres.

    A total of Rs. 16 lakh had been spent for construction of 300 ramps for disabled children in schools. A sum of Rs. 1.4 crore was used for building 39 schools.

    Drinking water facility was provided in 1,325 schools by spending Rs. 1.32 crore.

    Power supply

    It cost Rs. 21.6 lakh for supplying power to 460 schools and Rs. 49.25 lakh was spent for the construction compound walls for 98 schools, sources said. It had been planned to provide equipment to 1,180 disabled children, extend training facility to 500 children and construct 242 additional classrooms during the year. A total of 30,739 children were getting facilities including Chinnara Angala, house-based education, and Sethu-bandha programmes, sources said.