Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Maoists destroyed 109 schools in three years

2010-04-28 22:00:00

The Government on Wednesday said that the Maoists have destroyed over 109 schools in last three years at different parts of the country.

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Makan on Wednesday informed Rajya Sabha about the number of schools targeted by Maoists in last three years.

According to Union Home Ministry, Naxals destroyed 25 schools in 2008, 71 in 2009, and 13 schools in 2010 till April 13.

Union Government has announced special dispensation to Naxal affected States.

Home Ministry said the central assistance has been enhanced from 50 per cent to 100 per cent for establishment of Ashram schools for girls and boys in tribal sub-plan areas and hostels for scheduled tribe students.

The Centrally sponsored scheme "Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan" inter alia envisages opening of new secondary schools within a reasonable distance of habitation and improvement of existing secondary schools so as to enhance access to secondary education. (ANI)

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