An amount of Rs. 245 crore was approved by the state cabinet to connect women sections and minority communities with school education. Funds will be allocated under the ‘’Mahadalit, minorities and extremely backward castes akshar anchal yojna’. Chief minister of Bihar, Jitan Ram Manjhi presided over the meeting.
This plan aims to provide basic school education to 8 lakh Mahadalit and EBC women. It would also include children in the age group of 6-14, belonging to minorities, Mahadalit and EBCs.
Brajesh Mehrotra, principal secretary, cabinet coordination department, stated that cabinet has approved 15 proposals of various areas like education, social welfare, health, agriculture, power and others.
Mehrotra added that the government has also approved state share amount of Rs. 1,697.42 crore for the current financial year against the central share of Rs. 4,000 crore under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA). The shares of the state will be released once the central share reaches.