GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday launched the Bhasha Gourab and PragyanBharati schemes of state government at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra.
Under Bhasha Gourab scheme 21 indigenous Sahitya Sabhas (literary bodies) of the state have been provided a total of Rs. 43 crore as a contribution towards their corpus funds. Under the scheme, 600 writers of the state have also been provided Rs. 50 thousand each to help in their literary activities.
On the other hand, a total of 3,26,046 college students were given Rs. 1500 each through direct transfer to their bank accounts under Pragyan Bharati scheme for purchasing textbooks.
A total of Rs. 161 crore was also reimbursed to colleges under Pragyan Bharati scheme for free admission of 4 lakh eligible students.
Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the state government has taken steps for providing primary education till Class-V to all students in the state in their own mother tongues under the National Education Policy.
He also informed about the state government’s plan to provide pocket money to the college students in the near future apart from the money provided for the purchase of textbooks.