Govt to spend Rs 300 Crore Rs 300 crore in next three years for improving infrastructures of lower primary schools.

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Replying to the debate on No-confidence motion in the Assembly, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Wednesday said Rs 300 crore will be spent in the next three years for improving the infrastructures of lower primary schools across the state.

Sangma said over 200 lower primary schools will be improved every year and a budget of Rs 300 crore has been earmarked for the next three years.

According to him, 70 percent of the 2,500 elementary schools do not have proper infrastructures.

He said the government has also approved setting up 9 community colleges adding that 40 Ekalavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) have also been sanctioned for the state.

Meanwhile, the chief minister further informed that the government will also be spending Rs 7 crore for giving 1,000 units to returnees to start their businesses in the state.