Ten lakh students in government schools still to get uniforms

Ranchi: Despite all the efforts of the School Education and Literacy Department even now 10 lakh children of the state have not been able to get uniforms. The situation is such that even now the children are forced to come to school while shivering in the cold.

Doubts remain about whether they will get clothes, sweaters, and shoes-socks in this cold or not. There are many districts in the state where uniforms have been given to less than half of the students. In five districts of the state, the amount given for the dress item has not been given till now.

According to the information received from the department out of the target fixed by the department, only about 73 percent of the children got its benefit. Out of a total of 38.29 lakh children, only 27.87 lakh children have been given money for uniforms so far. In this financial year, a target was set to provide clothes to 36.78 lakh APL children under the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan and 1.51 lakh children from the state budget, but so far only 27.88 lakh children have been provided uniforms. 

The reason why children are not able to get clothes is the problem of not having a bank account. Actually, the state government sends the amount of dress to the bank account of the children through DBT. But still, a large number of children’s bank accounts have not been opened because of this children are unable to get clothes. They have to come to school shivering in the cold. 

The situation is worse in Sahibganj, Godda, Simdega, Chatra, and Koderma districts, where less than half of the children have received money for clothes. The children who have not been able to get uniforms due to bank account are now also considering giving them uniforms through the school management committee

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