Haryana govt offers tuition-free college education for girls

| Updated: 27 November, 2023 1:24 pm IST

New Delhi: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar declares free education for girls in government and private colleges statewide on Sunday. Families with an annual income of ₹1.80 lakh or less receive full fee coverage, while those with incomes between ₹1.80 lakh and ₹3 lakh get half of the college fees covered.

The Haryana government will also cover the fees for private colleges, where applicable, according to the chief minister. The announcement was part of the Jan Ashirwad rally held at Samalkha in Panipat district, where Mr Khattar also revealed the conversion of Samalkha from a municipality to a municipal council.

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced on X, formerly known as Twitter, this scheme.

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Broadening the reach of educational initiatives, the Chief Minister had earlier introduced the ‘Chatra Parivahan Suraksha’ scheme earlier this month. This initiative aims to provide free transportation services to students residing in rural areas. Addressing the plan during a speech in Ratangarh village on November 5, Khattar outlined that the transport department would furnish bus services to villages where over 50 students attend schools located at a distance. Moreover, for villages with student counts ranging from 30 to 40, minibuses will be deployed.

Underscoring the government’s commitment to inclusivity, Khattar emphasised that even villages with a lower student count, between five and 10, would receive transportation support from the education department. The implementation of the ‘Chatra Parivahan Suraksha Yojana’ commenced in Ratangarh village on November 6, marking a pivotal stride in ensuring education reaches every corner of the state.

Notably, this resolution extends a commitment previously expressed by Chief Minister Khattar last year, reaffirming the government’s dedication to aiding the education of girls from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Additional projects unveiled encompass the establishment of a ₹1.25 crore vegetable market in Bapauli, the construction of a village bus stand, and the building of a bridge over Nangla R Drain with an expenditure of ₹4.5 crores.

Furthermore, the Chief Minister allocated ₹8.5 crore for the enhancement of nine roads under the marketing board and earmarked ₹25 crore for the restoration of PWD roads.

Emphasising the state’s call for investment, Mr. Khattar highlighted key areas such as education, health, security, self-respect, self-reliance, service, and good governance.

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