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No electricity in 1,047 high schools in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Sep 22: School and Mass Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra on Thursday informed the Assembly that a whopping number of 1,047 high schools in the State have no electricity connections as yet.

The Minister in response to a written question of BJP MLA Rabinarayan Nayak on Thursday told the House that generators have been provided to these schools for the purpose.

In a related question of BJP MLA Dilip Ray, the Minister stated that the State has 4,626 Government and 3,246 aided high schools now.

While a total of 12,71,918 students are studying in these schools, 3,557 Government schools have sanctioned Headmaster posts and, of them, 1365 post are lying vacant. Similarly, the Government high schools have a total of 38, 245 teacher posts in Science, Arts, Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu, Telgu and PET subjects and of these, only 20,496 regular teachers are working and 508 regular posts are lying vacant.  

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