Karimnagar: Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari on Monday said the State government was taking all measures to provide corporate level education to poor students.
The Deputy Chief Minister on Tuesday inaugurated a new junior college building, constructed at a cost of Rs 2.5 crore, in Chigurumamidi mandal headquarters.
Srihari said the State government established 573 Gurukulam residential schools for SC, ST, BC and Minority students in the last four years to provide quality education to the students from weaker sections. Besides upgrading 187 Gurukulam schools as junior colleges, 53 degree colleges were also established.
About Rs 3,370 crore was being spent on the maintenance of the Gurukulam schools, in which about 4.5 lakh students were pursuing academics across the State. Gurukulam schools would provide bright future to students of downtrodden sections, he hoped.
Besides quality education, nutritious food was also being served to students. In a month, students were being served non-vegetarian for six times, including chicken (four times) and mutton (two times). Eggs were also being served four times a week. Free books and uniform were also being supplied.
Hygiene kits were also supplied to 6.50 lakh students aged between 10 to 18 years. For the purpose, the government was spending Rs 1,600 on each student, the Minister informed and asked the poor to utilise the facilities being provided by the government.
Golden Telangana was possible only with the development of human resources. Permanent buildings, additional classrooms, labs, libraries and other facilities were provided in all junior colleges by spending Rs 313 crore.
To recruit 8,792 teachers, notification was also released through the Telangana State Public Service Commission. Top-class facilities would be provided in social welfare residential school being constructed near Husnabad.
Informing that there were 125 students in Chigurumamidi junior college, the Minister asked the staff to enhance strength.
Besides education, the government was also giving top priority to provide quality medical treatment to the poor.