Himanta Biswa Sarma (ANI file)
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Assam to construct 119 schools in tea gardens by April next year: Himanta Biswa – education

The Assam government will build 119 schools in tea gardens by April next year, Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday.

The administration will begin laying the foundations for the schools starting Sunday, he said.

“This is a revolutionary step as no government school has been established under the state board since the British government. Most of the state’s public schools are nearly 100 years old. During my previous tenure as Minister of Education, sixteen public schools were established under the board of CBSE, ”said Sarma.

Rongali Bihu will complete the construction of the schools in the tea gardens in April, but the inauguration will take place after the new government takes office, as the Model Code of Conduct may be in effect.

The election for the 126-member Assam Assembly is scheduled for March-April next year.

Schools in the tea gardens will control dropout rates, he said.

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has given its go-ahead for admissions to Diphu Medical College and Hospital and this will lead to an increase of more than 100 medical positions in the state, Sarma said, also the Minister of Health.

“The number of medical places in the state will increase to 1,000. There were 350 when I took office for the first time as Minister of Health, ”he said.

Responding to the accusation by MP Rajya Sabha and the head of the state Congress, Ripun Bora, that the budget proposals have not been implemented, Sarma said that he is ready to go to the house of any MLA in Congress with the list of projects implemented. .

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