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At the end of October last time, two slick LED TV sets were mounted in two classrooms at the zilla parishad primary School in Sanja vill.
- The gram panchayat had dispatched them for use as tutoring- learning aids. But the television sets hang forlornly from the walls, their defenses blank. Since March 2017, for two times now, the School has not had any electricity.
- Sheela Kulkarni, the star of the School in Maharashtra’s Osmanabad quarter, says she doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry. “ The finances coming from the government aren’t enough.
For a School with our registration number( a aggregate of 40 scholars in two classes), we get only,000 rupees per time for School conservation and to buy stationery for scholars.
We’ll have to pay around,000 rupees to restore power force. ”
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The Schools incompetence dates back to 2012. At that time, says an functionary of the Maharashtra State Electricity Board, a government resolution( GR) in Maharashtra said that zilla parishad( ZP) seminaries would hereafter be charged power tariffs at marketable rates(Rs.5.86 per kWh) rather of domestic rates(Rs.3.36 per kWh).
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The electricity bills of seminaries shot up. By the end of 2015, the power force was cut off in 822 of 1094 ZP seminaries in Osmanabad quarter, says Sanjay Kolte, the principal administrative officer of the Osmanabad zilla parishad.
By October 2018, Kolte says, the pretenses had crossedRs. 1 crore, and 70 per cent of seminaries in the quarter were operating without electricity.
- Rajabhau Giri, administrator of 30 ZP seminaries in Osmanabad, says around 30 per cent – or 320 seminaries — of 1092 seminaries in this quarter are using solar power.
- These panels were installed at a cost of aroundRs. 1 lakh in each School ; some of the plutocrat came from ZP finances, the rest from public donations.
- seminaries in other corridor of Maharashtra are also floundering with overdue bills. In Aurangabad quarter,,617 of,190 ZP seminaries reportedly remained without electricity( at the time of field reporting then in February), compelling the zilla parishad to valve into solar power.
- In July 2018, Nationalist Congress Party solon Shashikant Shinde, reportedly told the state Assembly that,844 seminaries in Maharashtra don’t have electricity.
Activists working in the education sector believe it’s a conservative estimate.
Responding to the claim, Education Minister Vinod Tawde had declared in the Assembly that the state has drawn up a scheme to supply electricity to seminaries at lower rates.
But the scheme doesn’t feel to have materialised on the ground.
Utmost of the scholars at ZP seminaries in Maharashtra are from ranch families, Adivasi communities, and other low- income groups.
Zilla Parishads are quarter councils, which took over primary education in Maharashtra in 1961- 62.
But consecutive state governments have neglected the seminaries, and placed good quality education beyond the reach of the poor.
A government functionary said the ZP seminaries were asked to screen a short film–” Chalo Jeete Hai”– on September 18 as it had a” social communication” and would inspire scholars.
He added that the charges towards the webbing of the film would be borne by an NGO and not the government.
Sources in the education department said the chief minister’s office had issued an instruction to this effect, but they didn’t clarify if there was a written order.
The 32- nanosecond film, directed by Mangesh Hadawale and presented by Aanand L Rai and Mahaveer Jain, is grounded on the early life of PM Modi and shows how he got inspired by Swami Vivekananda and the empathy he displayed towards the poor while growing up in Vadnagar in Gujarat.