Uttar Pradesh Govt to give tablets, smartphones to students pursuing higher studies

The cabinet also approved Rs 37.35 lakh for the installation of a statue of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the Circuit House in Kanpur.

Uttar Pradesh Govt to give tablets, smartphones to students pursuing higher studies
Press Trust of India | Oct 6, 2021 - 8:43 a.m. IST
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Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday gave its approval to the distribution of free tablets and smartphone among students pursuing higher studies.

The scheme will put a burden of Rs 3,000 crore on the state exchequer, a government statement said. The cabinet also approved Rs 37.35 lakh for the installation of a statue of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the Circuit House in Kanpur.

The CM has been authorised to make any amendments to resolve practical difficulties in the scheme. The statement said the decision was taken keeping in view the coronavirus pandemic as classes are being held online. This will help students complete their courses successfully, the statement said.

Also read | Odisha Govt to provide free medical, engineering entrance coaching for SC, ST students

Recently, the Odisha government announced that it will provide free coaching to SC, ST students for medical and engineering entrance examinations under the Chatra Protshahan Scheme.

Member of Parliament, Amar Patnaik also distributed 200 tablets for meritorious SC and ST students who would be given specialised coaching for engineering and medical entrance exams.

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