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Punjab to give school uniforms to general category boys

Chandigarh, November 16

The Punjab authorities will give uniforms to almost 2.66 lakh boys belonging to the final class and finding out in Courses 1 to eight at state-run faculties.

The choice was taken by the Punjab Cupboard led by CM Charanjit Singh Channi with an goal to extend enrolment, cut back dropout fee and entice college students to authorities faculties, an official assertion stated right here.

The federal government will spend about Rs 15.98 crore in present monetary yr on offering uniforms to college students, it added.

Presently, the College Schooling Division is offering free uniforms costing as much as Rs 600 per pupil to all women and boys belonging to the SC and BPL classes.

The Punjab Cupboard additionally accorded approval for organising Sant Kabir, Jeevan Singh/Jaita and Makhan Shah Lubana chairs in Guru Nanak Dev College, Amritsar; and Guru Ravidas and Bhagwan Valmiki chairs in Punjabi College, Patiala. 

One other chair shall be arrange quickly within the title of Bhagwan Parashuram, the assertion stated.

This resolution would assist in enterprise intensive analysis on these outstanding personalities with an goal to review their invaluable contribution to society, the assertion stated.

To make sure financial viability of personal sugar mills and well timed fee of state agreed worth (SAP) to the farmers for the present crushing season, the Cupboard additionally gave approval to offer monetary help on the fee of Rs 35 per quintal to sugarcane farmers out of the SAP on behalf of personal sugar mills.

This quantity shall be deposited straight into the checking account of sugarcane farmers. PTI

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