Rs 15.33 crore proposal under SSA for Kodagu

SSA aims at providing basic infrastructure facilities to schools

In 2011-12, a proposal for Rs 24.65 crore was submitted to the government. Of which, Rs 15.33 crore has been okayed.

To strengthen the education sector, NDA government led by Prime Minister  A B Vajpayee had introduced SSA in 2001. Though it was decided to implement for 10 years in the beginning, it has been decided to extend it for two more years. The SSA aims at providing basic infrastructure facilities to the school including toilet and school building, compulsory education to all children between 6 to 12 years, bringing back school dropouts to the portals of the school and providing quality education.

A proposal of Rs 24.65 crore was sent to the Centre to provide basic facilities in schools in rural areas, paying honorarium to teachers to train disabled students. Now the government has okayed the proposal for Rs 15.33 crore, said DDPI N A Ramaswamy.

It has been decided to utilise 259.20 lakh for paying salary of the primary school teachers, Rs 90.72 lakh for the salary of higher primary school teachers, Rs 11.40 lakh for trainers, Rs 8.70 lakh for work education, he said.

The funds will also be used for paying the salary of the resource persons at block resource centre and cluster resource centre, purchase of furnitures, and so on. A sum of Rs 73.45 lakh will be utilised for training teachers, Rs 10.05 lakh for bringing school dropouts and giving them residential training, Rs 19.31 lakh for distribution of textbooks. A sum of Rs 42.69 lakh for identifying the school dropouts, distribution of teaching aids and so on.

He said under SSA, it has been decided to undertake civic works this year. The work on five additional classrooms in rural areas at the cost of Rs 25.25 lakh will be undertaken. About 12 toilets will be constructed at the cost of Rs 3 lakh, 30 separate toilets for girls at the cost of Rs 55.5 lakh. About 83 rooms for head teachers will be constructed at the cost of Rs 419.15 lakh.

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