Chandigarh:

 On the instructions of Punjab Education Minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla, the education department has released more than Rs. 4.21 crore for upgradation of Science and Computer Labs in the government schools.

 Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the school education department said that the Director General of School Education Ms. Isha Kalia has issued a letter in this regard. After converting the government schools into smart schools, the department has decided to renovate the science and computer labs of these schools so that the students can contain excellent lab facilities. According to the spokesperson, a total amount of Rs. 4, 21, 80, 000 has been released for 1406 senior secondary and high schools during the first phase. During this phase, the 554 science and 852 computer labs of smart schools will be upgraded. So far Punjab Government has converted 13224 government schools into smart schools.

 According to the spokesperson, an amount of Rs. 33.90 lakh has been released for the 113 schools of Amritsar district, Rs. 4.20 lakh for 14 schools of Barnala, Rs. 25.50 lakh for 85 schools of Bathinda, Rs. 7.20 lakh for 24 schools of Faridkot, Rs 9.00 lakh for 30 schools of Fathegarh Sahib, Rs 9.60 lakh for 32 schools of Fazilka, Rs 9.30 lakh for 31 schools of Ferozepur and Rs 0.60 lakh for 2 schools of Gurdaspur. According to the spokesperson Rs.18.90 lakh has been released for 63 schools of Hoshiarpur district, Rs.18.60 lakh for 62 schools of Jalandhar, Rs.6.90 lakh for 23 schools of Kapurthala, Rs.3.30 lakh for 11 schools of Ludhiana, Rs.6.60 lakh for 22 schools of Mansa, Rs.16.50 lakh for 55 schools of Moga and Rs.10.50 lakh for 35 schools of Pathankot. Similarly Rs.13.80 lakh has been released for 46 schools of Patiala district, Rs.3.30 lakh for 11 schools of Rupnagar, Rs.13.50 lakh for 45 schools of Sangrur, Rs. 9.90 lakh for 33 schools of S.A.S. Nagar, Rs 4.80 lakh for 16 schools of SBS Nagar, Rs 9.90 lakh for 33 schools of Muktsar Sahib and Rs 19.80 lakh for 66 schools of Tarn Taran.

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