Press Esc to close
Wednesday 25 May 2016
News updated at 2:39 PM IST
Weather
Max: 34°C
Min : 22.7°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

Bihar to rebuild schools damaged by Maoists

Patna, Nov 23, 2012 (IANS):

Dozens of government schools damaged by Maoists in rural Bihar will be rebuilt soon.

"The government has approved a plan to rebuild the school buildings damaged in the last few years," an official of the education department said.

This follows demands from villages where hundreds of children have been deprived of education because of the Maoist mayhem.

"The government will construct additional class rooms in all such school buildings," another official said.

The schools attacked by the Maoists were mainly located in Aurangabad, Arwal, Gaya, Jamui, Jahanabad, Rohtas, Banka and Munger districts.

Maoists have targeted school buildings fearing they would be used by paramilitary forces. The guerrillas have also attacked railways and mobile phone towers.

In 2011, Maoists blew up 13 government schools, up from eight in 2010. The figure was 15 for 2009 and three in 2008.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Girls cover themselves during a dust storm in mathura on Monday...

Girls cover themselves during a dust storm in mathura on Monday...

Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand art to aware people about water scarcity...

Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand art to aware people about water scarcity...

English actor Sir Ian McKellen and Bollywood actor Aamir Khan share lighter moments...

English actor Sir Ian McKellen and Bollywood actor Aamir Khan share lighter moments...

A senior Army Officer presents the Sher-e-Kashmir Sword of Honour to a new recruit...

A senior Army Officer presents the Sher-e-Kashmir Sword of Honour to a new recruit...

People watching the air ambulance which crash landed at Kair village in Najafgarh area...

People watching the air ambulance which crash landed at Kair village in Najafgarh area...

Demi Moore poses for photographers as she arrives for The Vogue 100 Gala Dinner...

Demi Moore poses for photographers as she arrives for The Vogue 100 Gala Dinner...

Nuremberg and Frankfurt players jump for the ball during a German first division Bundesliga soccer..

Nuremberg and Frankfurt players jump for the ball during a German first division Bundesliga soccer..

People hang fish to dry on bamboo poles in Mumbai...

People hang fish to dry on bamboo poles in Mumbai...

A cyclist with his daughter pedals his cycle holding an umbrella...

A cyclist with his daughter pedals his cycle holding an umbrella...

An elderly vendor waits for customers of green grass during rains in Srinagar....

An elderly vendor waits for customers of green grass during rains in Srinagar....

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523