Rs 10.82 crore released for SSA activities in Kodagu dist

Effective implementation of programmes is vital, says ZP chief

A meeting of the SSA district implementation committee chaired by Zilla Panchayat President S N Rajarao here on Monday approved an action plan in this regard.

As per the plan, Rs 3.626 lakh for community training, Rs 100 lakh for research activities, Rs 73.769 lakh for valuation, Rs 41.33 lakh for school grants, Rs 50.10 lakh for school maintenance and repair, Rs 126.90 lakh for additional class room construction in required schools, Rs 10 lakh for toilets for girls, Rs 7.5 lakh for toilets for special children, Rs 303.88 lakh for the salary of new teachers, Rs 11.52 lakh for allowances of teachers, Rs 33.42 lakh for the expenses of Block Resource Centres, Rs 114.452 lakh for the Cluster Resource Centres, Rs 181.521 lakh for the programmes for school drop outs, summer remedial teaching, home-based education, two-month residential Chinnara Angala programme and remedial teaching, have been allotted.

A sum of Rs 11.20 crore had been released for the district under the SSA last year. Out of this, Rs 853 lakh was spent and Rs 267 lakh was the balance.

Action plan

Under the SSA, it has been decided to conduct children’s census, special admission drive, Chinnara Angala, Ashakirana, tent schools, provide transport facility, remedial teaching, awareness camp for girls, supplementary schools in places which are at a long distance from existing schools, Chinnara Darshana for selected children of VII standard, learning equipment for the new schools and upgraded schools, vocational education and labs for those higher primary school that have added VIII standard, Pratibhanveshane from school level to State level, Chaitrada Chiguru programme, encouraging programmes for the SDMC members, home-based education for special children, workshop for the SDMC members.

New projects

Under the civil constructions, the meeting decided to provide additional class rooms, drinking water facilities, electricity connection and toilets wherever required.
ZP President S N Rajarao who is also the president of the SSA implementation committee, said emphasis should be given to the effective implementation of the SSA and quality education.

ZP Education and Health Standing Committee Chairman Manu Muttappa said the schemes should be implemented in a transparent manner.

The standing committee members Jayamma, Vijaya, nominated members Mahabaleshwar Bhat, Kamala Kariappa, DDPI Mohammed M Bashir, DIET Principal Rangaiah, Primary School Teachers’ Association President Yogesh, BEOs, BRC heads were present on the occasion.

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