TN Govt to offer free bicycles to ITI students

Comment   ·   print   ·  
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. (file photo)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. (file photo)

In yet another pro-students initiative, the Tamil Nadu Government has proposed to give free bicycles to over 21,000 beneficiaries studying in state-run Industrial Training Institutes.

Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa allocated Rs 6.36 crore for providing bicycles “free of cost’’, considering the fact that a large number of students in ITIs hail from economically poor background, an official release here said.

This is in line with an existing scheme of providing bicycles to school students who cover considerable distance to reach their institutions, the release said, adding that the proposed move will benefit 21,925 ITI students.

The Jayalalithaa Government is already providing a slew of sops to school and college-going students including supply of free laptops, touted to be a key programme of the government.

(This article was published on August 10, 2012)
XThese are links to The Hindu Business Line suggested by Outbrain, which may or may not be relevant to the other content on this page. You can read Outbrain's privacy and cookie policy here.


This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor



Recent Article in National

( from left) K.M. Mammen , CMD, MRF Ltd ; Glenn McGrath, Director, MRF Pace Foundation; and Shivlal Yadav, Interim President, BCCI, at the signing of MOU, in Chennai

BCCI signs five-year agreement with MRF Pace Foundation

Our Bureau Chennai, September 2 The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will send pace bowlers to the MRF Pac... »

Comments to: Copyright © 2014, The Hindu Business Line.