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CG govt decides to provide school uniforms to high school and higher secondary school students @Rs 10 from next academic session

CG govt decides to provide school uniforms to high school and higher secondary school students @Rs 10 from next academic session

Raipur:
Chhattisgarh government has decided to provide school uniforms to the high
school and higher secondary school students belonging to economically weaker
section of the society at a nominal cost of Rs 10. This initiative will be
implemented in the state from upcoming academic session 2022-23.

School
uniform is being provided free-of-cost to the students from class 1 to class 8
by the school education department. Recently, chief minister Bhupesh Baghel had
asked the school education department to procure school uniforms through
Chhattisgarh Handloom Development and Marketing Cooperative Federation. The
consent for the same has been given by the school education department and order
in this regard has also been issued.

According
to this, uniforms will be distributed to primary and middle school students
free of cost and to high school and higher secondary school students belonging
to economically weaker families at Rs 10.

Meanwhile,
the work of manufacturing uniforms is handed over to the weavers’ unions before
July. This year the school only opened in August. Due to uncertainties
regarding the conduct of the session and administrative delay, the order was
not given this year. The government has been ordering these committees to make
62-63 lakh uniforms every year.

According
to the Handloom Development and Marketing Cooperative Federation, 292 weavers’
societies are functioning in the state. Out of these, 250 weavers’ societies
prepare 59 types of cloth as per the government demand in the handloom union.
At the same time, 651 women self-help groups are engaged in the work of sewing
school uniforms. Departmental experts say that with the increase in the scope
of uniform distribution, the number of these committees will also have to be
increased.

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