The Education Department in Delhi has announced a further inclusion of 19 new Schools and 500 new classrooms in the already existing number of schools in the state. Due to the increasing number of children in the state who are joining schools, the demand has risen from the past years and thus the capacity of the existing schools are not enough to accommodate the students any further.
The Principal Secretary (Education) Anindo Majumdar said, “Every year, about one lakh children are added to the education system in Delhi. The capacity is very limited and therefore we are adding 19 more schools to the existing number of government schools in Delhi. A budget of Rs.345 crore has been sanctioned for the construction of new schools. Around 500 new classrooms will also be constructed in government schools that are overcrowded. The budget for extra classrooms is Rs.54 crore.”
Besides the department has also found the lack of toilets in the schools and has plans to develop them as well in future. There are almost 224 schools which have got identified that need immediate repair/sanitation work. The Department has also announced construction of an NCC Bhavan in Rohini which would come up on a budget of Rs. 55.97 crore.
In Delhi, the current number of government schools is 1,007. The Directorate of Education currently aides 2,011 schools and it has 1,284 private schools under its ambit in the state.
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