Minister for Education Kadiyam Srihari and Irrigation Minister T. Harish Rao called upon the officials to strengthen the education system and improve human resources. “Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has been repeatedly telling about Golden Telangana. To achieve that we need improved human resources which can be built only by providing better education and strengthening the system,” said Mr. Srihari while participating in a review meeting at Zilla Parishad on Tuesaday. The meeting reviewed primary, secondary, polytechnic, intermediate and college education. He said that the Chief Minister has directed them to strengthen the educational institutes by providing facilities, infrastructure and appointment of faculty members. The Minister clarified that new colleges would be sanctioned next year. He has also promised to fill the gaps and strengthen the system.

Both the Ministers expressed disappointment over low enrolment of students in intermediate and college education. They wanted the officials to launch a special drive for better enrolment. The Ministers said that for the first time in India Intermediate education is being offered free of cost and even mid-day meal is being offered from this academic year and orders would be issued shortly. The Minister also promised a release of Rs. 3 crore for each constituency for the facelift of educational institutions provided Rs. 1 crore each was released by local legislator and and Rs. 10 crore from the district Minister. For this proposal all the legislators gave their consent. The Irrigation Minister has urged Mr. Srihari to sanction 15 high schools for Narayankhed constituency as the children are travelling far off places for education.

“Energisation of all schools should be completed immediately. Funds are there and submit proposal. Fine rice should be there for students. Eggs are not being supplied. Bills are not being cleared by the department. Students of Beedi labour families are not receiving scholarships and this need to be addressed immediately. Vidya volunteers need to be filled before this month end. All books should reach students without fail,” said Mr. Harish Rao.