Govt, Hans Foundation to Join Hands for Quality Education in 500 Schools

By 01/10/2015Events

The State Government and the Hans Foundation will collaboratively work in Education, Drinking Water, Agriculture, Medical Health, Social Welfare, Child Development and Energy Sector. It was decided in a meeting held in the presence of Chief Minister Harish Rawat, CEO of The Hans Foundation Lt Gen SM Mehta and other officials. Education quality of 500 schools across the State will be improved by the State Government with the help of the Hans Foundation. Government will take the help of The Hans Foundation for covering two districts with cent percent toilet facilities.

CM Rawat said that State Government has to work with its limited resources in Education, drinking water, health energy, agriculture and social welfare sector. State has started many new schemes in public interests. If Hans Foundation is interested working in above sectors State would welcome with full enthusiasm. CM invited the foundation as a partner of ongoing developmental process of State. He assured that State would ensure speedy action on the proposals presented by The Hans Foundation and expressed hope that foundation would cooperate in health and education sectors particularly. State will provide them every possible assistance to them. It is to be mentioned that foundation has proposed to work in education sector.

CM instructed additional chief secretary S Raju and Director General Education to select 500 schools in first phase, among them Rajiv Gandhi Navodiya Vidhaliya, Kasturba Gandhi Residencial School and Rajiv Gandhi Abhinav Schools to be prioritized. Hans Foundation will be working to improve education level of 6-8 class students in these schools. Teachers and students will be imparted training under the initiative. All the subjects will be taught through tablets, laptop and audio visual in these schools. Hans Foundation would also cooperate in drinking water and sanitation sectors. Hans Foundation is also interested in Medical health sector as proposal has been presented before the Government in this regard. Three districts have been selected in first phase where medical health sector would be improved. Chief Minister invited the foundation to work on PPP mode in Cancer Institute in Haldwani set up by State Government. Lt. Gen. Mehta said foundation would be ready to work in this direction after inspecting the Cancer Institute by foundation team. A diagnostic centre will be set up in Haldwani. Apart from this, foundation will also help to strengthen the PHC and District Hospitals.

Medical mobile van services might be started in frontier regions of the State considering the high disaster sensitivity of the State. Wherever SDRF units are being set up, mobile van services fully equipped with medical equipments and medical staff will also be started at the same place. Hans foundation will also help in providing medical treatment to deaf, handicap and mal nourished children. Foundation proposed to provide safe drinking water in 100 villages. CM instructed the Swajal Department to provide list of 100 such villages where gravity based drinking water facility might be started. Swajal Department has to appoint a nodal officer for the purpose. Foundation also purposed to work in agriculture sector. 2-7 acre land will be needed for implementing the proposal. Under this project villagers would be trained to use their land effectively.

State Government has started bonus based schemes to connect the farmers with farming. He expected that Hans Foundation would start soil testing mobile van services in hilly areas. Foundation is also interested in rural electrification. CM instructed MD, UPCL to provide list of frontier villages which are not having electricity facilities yet. Chief Minister gave directions to Chief Secretary to constitute a committee for regular monitoring of works being done by State Government and The Hans Foundation collectively. The committee will comprise Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary Manisha Pawar, Harpal Rawat social media in-charge of Chief Minister and two members of the Hans foundation.