Meghalaya govt requires Rs 150 crore to make all residential schools functional

Shillong, Sept 27: The Meghalaya government required another Rs 150 crore to make all residential schools functional in the state.

Replying to a query raised by UDP MLA from Ranikor, Pius Marweiñ in the Assembly here on Thursday, Education Minister, Lahkmen Rymbui said that there is a huge financial implication for completing the projects.

Rymbui said that the establishment of 20 residential schools across the state was sanctioned at 55.91 crore out of which, only Rs 27 crore was released so far.

“Due to this, even the academic blocks are yet to be completed (not to mention about the hostels, quarters and others),” he said.

He said that to make these residential schools functional, the government would require another Rs 150 crore.

Marweiñ said that there was also a delay in completing the residential school at Shnongkalong in his constituency.

The minister also admitted the delay in releasing funds for the projects though he said that the endeavour of the government is to see that the project materialised for the interest of the students of the state.

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