Subhash Sarkar (Representational image) said that there are 5010 government schools in Kerala and 4738 schools have internet facility.
There are 45,137 government schools in Andhra Pradesh, out of which 20,313 schools have internet facility, i.e. 45%. Karnataka and Telangana have 10.58 percent and 9.23 percent respectively
Out of 37,636 government schools in Tamil Nadu, only 9292 schools have internet facility, i.e. only 25 per cent, MoS in Mantralaya Education Subhash Sarkar has said. He was replying to a question raised by DMK Dharmapuri MP on the central government’s intention to provide internet connectivity to all schools in the country and the funds allocated to Tamil Nadu in the last three years for the purpose.
MoS Subhash Sarkar also listed the number of government schools run by each state and the number of these schools with internet facilities. Apart from Tamil Nadu, among the southern states, Kerala has 5010 government schools and 4738 schools have internet access, i.e. 94 per cent. Next, Andhra Pradesh runs 45,137 government schools, of which 20,313 schools have internet access, i.e. 45 percent, and Tamil Nadu ranks third with 25 percent penetration. Karnataka and Telangana have 10.58 percent and 9.23 percent respectively.
Responding to the question of DMK Dharmapuri MP, the government presented data before the House in which it said that “Education is in the Concurrent List of the Constitution and most of the schools are under the administrative control of the respective state government and UT administration. Schools An advisory has been issued by the Department of Education and Literature, Govt. India All States and Union Territories to enter into an MoU/Agreement with BSNL and provide FTTH internet connection to all Government schools having computing devices. Added.
Why are the figures from Tamil Nadu surprising as it makes the highest allocation for education every year especially this year, over Rs 38,895 crore was allocated in 2022-23 and Rs 36,895 crore in 2021-22. In view of this situation and the importance given to the development of school education, only 9292 schools have internet facility. For the last three years, internet access has become an integral part of access to education. Compared to other large states, Uttar Pradesh has 8.81 percent internet coverage in government schools, while Gujarat has 94 percent coverage in government schools.
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