Assam govt to give scooters and financial incentives to girl students: Himanta Sarma – education

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The Assam government will give scooters and financial incentives to girl students to make certain that they attend classes incessantly, Education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

The state government used to be currently distributing 22,000 two-wheelers to Class 12 girl students who passed in the first division from the state board under the Pragyan Bharti Scheme, he said at Sivasagar on Sunday.

The state government will incur an expenditure of Rs 144.30 crore for the purpose.

The state government will supply scooters to all girl students who passed in the first division from the state board even though the number crosses a lakh, he said.

Scooters may also be given to all girl students who passed Class 12 examination in the first division in 2018 and 2019.

Financial incentives may also be given to all girl students from school to post-graduate level and the scheme would be launched by the end of this month.

He said that girl school students would be provided Rs 100 day by day for every day in order that they attend school while an amount of Rs 1,500 and Rs 2,000 will be provided to undergraduate and postgraduate students respectively.

The minister further said that they had plans to launch this scheme final year but it used to be delayed because of the spread of COVID-19.

The minster is on a visit to hand out scooters also participated in a cycle rally on Monday.

Meantime, attendance in schools, which reopened on January one after being closed for almost 10 months because of COVID-19, used to be much higher on Monday than the first two days.

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