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144 villages in state need secondary schools

144 villages in state need secondary schools

TNN Apr 16, 2013, 03.02AM IST

PUNE: The state directorate of secondary education has identified 144 villages where there is a need for secondary schools. The directorate has invited applications from educational institutions to set up schools in these villages.
As per rules of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, to identify villages that need secondary schools.
a detailed survey through geographical information system was carried out. During the satellite mapping, it was found that rural parts of the state needed 144 secondary schools. "The mapping process began in 2008. The Pune district requires four secondary schools, " said state director of education (primary) Sarjerao Jadhav.
As per RTE rules, a school for children in std I to V must be located within a distance of 1 km from the house, while for those in classes VI to VIII, it must not be more than 3 km.
PUNE: The state directorate of secondary education has identified 144 villages where there is a need for secondary schools. The directorate has invited applications from educational institutions to set up schools in these villages.
As per rules of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, to identify villages that need secondary schools.
a detailed survey through geographical information system was carried out. During the satellite mapping, it was found that rural parts of the state needed 144 secondary schools. "The mapping process began in 2008. The Pune district requires four secondary schools, " said state director of education (primary) Sarjerao Jadhav.
As per RTE rules, a school for children in std I to V must be located within a distance of 1 km from the house, while for those in classes VI to VIII, it must not be more than 3 km.
"With the help of the geographical information system, we mapped villages and determined areas where schools are not available in the mandatory limits," This master plan thus prepared revealed the requirement for schools in Maharashtra," Jadhav said.
He said that permission will be granted to set up schools in these villages as per the merit of the educational institution.
In 2008, the state government received over 12,000 applications requesting permission to start schools in their respective villages. Taking the number of applications into consideration, the government started the mapping process to check if there was an actual need for so many new schools.
The team tagged the existing schools on 'Google Map', along with information such as the population of village and the school code. After all the functioning schools were tagged, the map gave an exact idea of the areas where there were no schools as per the RTE Act. The education department team zeroed-in on exact locations in the villages where a school was required. An inspection at a ground level was then done at these new locations. Accordingly, natural hurdles, if any, were noted and the plan was readied. "With the help of the geographical information system, we mapped villages and determined areas where schools are not available in the mandatory limits," This master plan thus prepared revealed the requirement for schools in Maharashtra,"
Jadhav said.
He said that permission will be granted to set up schools in these villages as per the merit of the educational institution.
In 2008, the state government received over 12,000 applications requesting permission to start schools in their respective villages. Taking the number of applications into consideration, the government started the mapping process to check if there was an actual need for so many new schools.
The team tagged the existing schools on 'Google Map', along with information such as the population of village and the school code. After all the functioning schools were tagged, the map gave an exact idea of the areas where there were no schools as per the RTE Act. The education department team zeroed-in on exact locations in the villages where a school was required. An inspection at a ground level was then done at these new locations. Accordingly, natural hurdles, if any, were noted and the plan was readied.

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