The government of Uttar Pradesh on Friday decided to transfer money directly to the bank accounts of parents of students in grades 1 to 8 in public and government-subsidized primary schools to purchase uniforms, shoes, socks, etc. sweaters and satchels.
It also decided to provide 80 hectares of land to the Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO) in the state capital on a nominal rent of 1 yen per year.
The decisions were taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
“For uniforms, shoes, socks, sweaters and school bags, parents of students in grades 1 to 8 who study in public primary and assisted schools will receive money directly into their accounts. About 1,800 crore will be spent on this, ”according to an official statement released after the cabinet meeting.
Currently, uniforms, shoes and school bags are provided free of charge to students through schools.
For the postponement of the program, parents of 1.6 crore students will receive a total amount of approximately 1,800 crore through a Direct Transfer of Benefits (DBT).
In another important decision, the cabinet declared itself opposed to the allocation of 80 hectares of land on a symbolic annual rent of 1 yen to the DRDO, which will develop the Brahmos missile here.
The land has been identified at Sarojini Nagar tehsil, according to the statement, adding that investments of more than 9,300 crore will be made by the DRDO over the next five to seven years.
It will give jobs to 500 engineers and indirect jobs to 1,500 people, the statement said.