RAJOURI: District administration Rajouri has initiated a project for construction of buildings for 100 open-sky schools in the district functioning without building and often facing closure due to bad weather. In an attempt to provide conducive atmosphere for education in remote and hilly areas 100 schools will constructed in 6 months under convergence of various schemes of different Government Departments.
A District Level Coordination Committee headed by the DDC Rajouri, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary and comprising officers from Departments of Education, Rural Development, Revenue, PHE and Panchayats have been constituted for weekly monitoring of construction progress.
It was given out that SDMs would supervise construction which is being done through Rural Development Department. Education Department has sponsored 45-50% funding for the project while remaining funds are being provided under convergence of various schemes. These 100 schools will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 9 crore.
The zone wise schools selected for construction of buildings include 3 in Rajnagar zone, 10 in Thanamandi, 4 in Kalakote, 20 in Koteranka, 5 in Moughla, 3 in Doongi, 14 in Darhal, 03 in Dandesar, 09 in Manjakote, 01 in Nowshera, 1 in Lower Hathal, 9 in Peeri, 9 in Baljarallan and 9 in Khwas zone. These schools have a total enrolment of over 3181 during the current year and the enrollment is expected to increase after the construction of buildings.
An independent inter-departmental engineering team will inspect schools for Quality and Assurances.
The meeting was attended by Assistant Commissioner Development, CEO, SDMs of Koteranka, Thanamandi, Kalakote, Nowshera and Sunderbani, Executive Engineers of REW, Tehsildars, BDOs, AEEs, ZEOs, ZEPOs, AEs and other concerned.