Guwahati: Assuring that the government is working on the promise made in their first budget that they will construct 100 high schools in tea garden areas of Assam, state finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that state PWD has already started its work for 113 high schools in different tea garden areas in Assam.
Sarma was replying to a question by Doom Dooma MLA Durga Bhumij on the second day of the Budget Session of Assam Legislative Assembly on Tuesday.
The list of tea gardens for the same has already been identified, of which 24 are in Tinsukia district, 19 in Dibrugarh district, 18 in Sonitpur, 9 each in Golaghat and Cachar districts, 7 in Jorhat, five in Karimganj, four each in Biswanath, Nagaon and Kamrup (M) district, 2 each in Sivasagar, Karbi-Anglong, Dhemaji and Hailakandi districts, and one each in Udalguri and Morigaon.
Also, six lower primary schools in tea garden areas have been upgraded to upper primary and high schools and the government has approved Rs 1.98 crore for such upgrade initially.
The schools which are being upgraded are Tirpal Line LPS, Biswanath district; Manjushree MVS, Charaideo district; Wilton TG LPS, Dibrugarh district; Chokiting Chah Mazdur New LPS, Golaghat district; Rupajali TG LPS, Sonitpur district and Dibru Darrang TG No.3 Line LPS, Sonitpur district.