Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has launched the scheme of free laptop scheme for the academic year 2018-19 to 15.18 lakh students on Wednesday.
As a token of gesture to launch the scheme, the Chief Minister handed over the laptop to seven students at the state secretariat.
The AIADMK government under then Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa launched the free laptop scheme for students in 2011. At least 37.88 lakh students have benefited from the Government’s project so far.
In a statement issued by the Tamil Nadu Government, during this academic year 2018-19, around 15.18 lakh students will be given free laptops which will involve the expenditure of Rs 1,340.44 crore.
From this year onwards to benefit 5.12 lakh students studying in class XI of government and government-aided schools along with class XII students, students in first year of government and government-aided polytechnics students, and Class XI and XII students in government and government-aided differently abled schools.
Palaniswami also opened and laid foundation stones for various projects executed by the home department, including residential quarters for police personnel, police, fire and rescue services stations across the state at Rs 85.21 crore.