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Delhi plans Rs 196 crores for inclusive education

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The Education minister has announced the updgradation of 200 selected government schools for infrastructure facilities and also 63 government schools will be upgraded to the secondary level.

The state with an average per school allocation of Rs 60-70 lakh aims to improve drinking water, toilet, electricity and having green boards in all classrooms. The directorate of education (DoE) has engaged the Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC) and the Public Works Department (PWD) for this upgradation, under which additional rooms will be constructed.

The effort aims to build schools that are inclusive and bring down the out-of-school ratio of students, the Department of Education informs that 24 government schools in Delhi will be turned into 'model schools' implementing policies regarding the mainstreaming of children with special needs on the Building As a Learning Aid (Bala) model. The schools will be equipped with labs for the
hearing-impaired, braille books etc with trained teachers from the Rehabilitation Council of India.

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