The schools in Jammu and Kashmir are also joining the league of Digital India. With this, India is getting to see a lot of growth in this sector. The plan of the government will help a lot of students as education is a basic necessity in today’s world. The state government has decided to establish smart classes in 32 schools in Srinagar. A meeting was held by the District Development Commissioner Srinagar, Farooq Ahmad Lone where he discussed the progress regarding establishing the smart schools in Srinagar. He also instructed the concerned authorities to make sure that the process gets completed on time. Strict emphasis is on the quality of the equipment.
As of now, the talk considers 32 schools, but, till now, only 22 schools have been approved for the same. All these 22 schools have been approved under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), while the remaining schools will be approved under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. The total cost of this project is expected to be around Rs. 8 lakh per school, which includes electrification and vinyl flooring. This is for the schools that are under RMSA. For those schools that are under SSA, they will get Rs. 6 lakh each.
In the meeting, the District Development Commissioner also released an amount of Rs. 38.80 lakh. The amount was released out of the Special Area Development Program in order to start the work as soon as possible so as to complete it before the current financial year ends. The whole project will be completed under National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT).