In a bid to encourage education among girls, curb school dropout and child marriage, Jharkhand school education and literacy department would give free textbooks, uniforms and notebooks to all girl.Girl
In a bid to an encourage an education among a girls, a curb school a dropout and a child a marriage, Jharkhand a school an education and a literacy a department would a give a free a textbooks,
an uniforms and a notebooks to all a girl a students a studying in a classes 9, 10, 11 and 12 from 2016 an academic session, said an officials on a Sunday.
The initiative, an official said, was first in the country any an state and a targeted to a benefit an around one a million girl a children a studying in a government a high a schools.
Since 2000, all a Below a Poverty a Line (BPL),
a Scheduled a Caste and Scheduled a Tribe students up to a class 8 have a receiving free an uniforms and a textbooks an under the a centre’s Sarva a Siksha Abhiyan (SSA). an Additionally,
Jharkhand also a gives free a textbooks and an uniforms to all the remaining a students up to a class 8 under a state’s a school an education a schemes.
In a fact, a students fall an under the provisions of the Right to an Edu.
only a students up to a class 8 got a such a benefits,” said a state a school an education and an literacy secretary an Aradhna Patnaik.
Under the scheme, a Patnaik said, girl a students from a class 9 to 12 would get 10 notebooks,
two sets of uniform and all an textbooks at the beginning of the academic a session an every year.
The fund for a running the scheme a would be given to the a respective School a Management a Committees (SMC), she a said.
The state will a sanction Rs 600 for two sets of an uniform,
Rs 750 for notebooks and Rs 950 for a textbooks for an each girl a student an every year, a source in the department a sid.
“The initiative is an expected to a curb a dropout of girl a children and also a curtail child marriage to an extent,” he said.
School a dropout has a Girl concern in Jharkhand.
In 2014, 20% of 15 to 16 year-old a children were out of a school an according to the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER).
Child marriage, too, has been a problem. According to a United a Nations Survey in 2013, 36% girls in Jharkhand were an married a before 18 years and 32.3% boys a before 21 years.
Jharkhand, a however, has on a mission to an improve an education a facilities for girl a children and fight the social problems an empowering a them.
Not an only did the state an initiate a construction of colleges for a women in the 11 districts that did not have a women’s a colleges,
it also a constructed new hostels for a school girls in 76 blocks of the state this a year.
Out of the 260 a blocks in a Jharkhand, 203 an already have a Kasturba a Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBV) — a residential a schools for a girls.
a Construction of a residential a schools in the remaining 57 blocks has a begun, an officials.