Several residential facilities to come up across J&K in this financial year
Srinagar, May 18 (ANH): The Jammu and Kashmir government is mulling to address the dropout rate of girls in the Schools, across the Union Territory under the recently tabled budget 2022-23.
Sources within the education department told Asian News Hub (ANH) that there are several initiatives that will be taken up in the ongoing financial year to address the issue of dropout rate of girls.
They informed that under the new budget 2022-23, some of the initiatives include the construction of residential hostel facilities for girl students and education of tribal students.
Sharing the details, they said that the department is going to construct 49 Girls hostel buildings and Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalays (KGBV), saying that a total of 37 Girls hostel buildings and 12 KGBVs will be constructed this financial year.
“Such an initiative is aimed at improving residential facilities for girls and bringing about desired gender parity in education,” sources further informed.
Moreover, they said that the government is also planning to execute the work on residential Schools in Jammu and Kashmir—one each in Shopian and Rajouri.
“The constriction work will be taken up for tribal students,” sources said, adding that the government is focused towards the education of tribal students like the others, saying that it has also been planned that 8000 meritorious tribal students would be given tablets, which would help them in their studies.
Several other initiatives are to be taken in the ongoing financial year under the budget 2022-23, saying that the government is focused on the education sector and will ensure that the deserving and needy students will be provided all the benefits, which would help them in their studies. (ANH)