The Education Department has released Rs. 1000 for 67531 graduation students each for procurement of textbooks, announced state Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma through his twitter handle.
The state government has released the money under the ‘Pragyan Bharti’ Scheme as announced in the Assam Budget 2020. The scheme will include 2 lakhs students this year.
Himanta in his tweet, “As announced in #AssamBudget2020 we have released Rs 1000 to bank a/c of 67531graduation students each for procurement of textbooks. The step has been taken under the ‘Pragyan Bharti’ scheme & will include 2 lakh students this yr. In Assam, we provide free textbooks up to HS level.”