Tech giant Dell has come forward to assist the state to introduce grass-root reforms in school education. Adelegation from Dell led by Mr. Asish Dawan met the Chief Minister and gave a presentation on rejuvenating the education system in the state schools. The delegation felt that there is a need to reduce dropouts, while increasing the number of teachers in some cases.
Recalling their past experiences, the delegation elaborated to the Chief Minister their efforts to increase the level of education in Brazil and Pakistan. Students in 60,000 schools in Punjab, Pakistan received an award from the state’s Chief Minister recognizing the academic excellence of the students. They have also been working in Haryana for two years and achieved good results.
Speaking after the presentation, the Chief Minister said that the government aims to transform a poor and under performing students into outstanding students. Stating that there is no shortage of resources and funds, the Chief Minister said, there needs to be an effective driving force in place. Given that there are 72 lakh students in private and government schools in the state, the Chief Minister suggested the Dell Group to develop a system where each teacher and student are made aware of each other.
200-acre model industrial township in AP
Giving a boost to the MSME industry in the state, Andhra Pradesh government has come forward to set up a 200-acre model industrial township near Vijayawada. The township will house infrastructure facilities, skill development training centre and accommodation for the workers. The government will provide land to MSME industries in the township. The government has already identified land near Veerapanenigudem, Gannavaram.
In a meeting with MSME representatives, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu assured them that the government will render continuous support to the industries and provide all assistance for setting up units in the state.
Apart from allotting land, the Chief Minister said that the township will be provided with uninterrupted power and water supply and well-connected with the highway.