The meeting was attended by Superintending Engineer of R&B, Executive Engineer R&B, Joint Director Planning, Chief Education Officer Baramulla and Assistant Director Rural Development.
The District Development Commissioner was informed that there are 18 Educational Zones, 8 Degree Colleges, one DIET, 22 B.Ed Colleges, 05 ITIs, 50 Higher Secondary Schools, one Polytechnic Col1ege, 233 High Schools, 180 Middle Schools, 113 Primary Schools, one Jawahar Navadalaya, two Kendra Vidyalayas, 10 KGBVS and 04 Army Good Will Schools imparting education in the students. The total enrolment in the educational institutions of the district is 2,66,780.
While throwing light on the major achievements during current financial year, it was given out that 38 three roomed school buildings under SSI, 128 additional class rooms, 07 ten roomed school buildings under RAMSA and 104 works were taken up under district Sector. For uplifting and boosting the education in disadvantaged sections and backward classes 8376 Gujjar and Bakerwal students, 2867 students has been covered under Phari Speaking scholarship and 101930 students has been covered under Mid-day Meals programme. As many as 350 physically challenged students have been covered under the scheme CWSN with assistive devices like Tricycle, Hearing Aid and Wheel Chair and 1194 students have been covered under Merit Scholarship scheme.
On the occasion, Chief Education Officer Baramulla and Executive Engineers of R&B Department were directed to ensure timely and speedy completion of construction, additional accommodation of various schools with high quality infrastructure buildings and to clear the land disputes of various schools as early as possible.
Source: Kashmir Images, 25th Jan 2015