Only 62% Schools In India Have Electricity : Govt

Only 19 per cent schools in Jharkhand have access to electricity. Less than 40 per cent schools in Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura have access to electricity, as per the HRD.

What can upset the digital India and smart Classroom campaign of the government, only 62.81 per cent schools in the country have electricity connections, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

Jharkhand is at the bottom of the list with only 19 per cent schools with access to electricity, Minister of State for Human Resource Development (HRD) Upendra Kushwaha said in response to a written question.

The national capital along with Chandigarh, Dadar and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep and Puducherry top the list with 100 per cent schools with electricity connection.

Assam has 25 per cent schools with electricity connection while Meghalaya has 28.54 per cent. Others in the list include Bihar (37.78), Madhya Pradesh (28.80), Manipur (39.27), Odisha (33.03) and Tripura (29.77).

The Minister quoted the data collected through the Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE). 


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