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Excursion funds boost to students

Patna, Sept. 2: The cabinet on Tuesday doubled the amount to undertake educational trip for the students of government middle schools in the current financial year.

The cabinet gave its nod to the education departments proposal to double the amount from Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000 for each middle school to undertake educational tour under the Mukhyamantri Excursion Scheme, cabinet secretariat department principal secretary Brajesh Mehrotra said.

Under the scheme, children are taken to various important and prominent historical, cultural, tourist places as part of their curriculum to educate them.

The step would benefit 29,225 government and non-government-aided middle schools (including minorities), Mehrotra said, adding that a total of Rs 58.45 crore has been earmarked. It also sanctioned Rs 1 crore for construction of library of Chanakya National Law University.

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