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6.31 lakh Tamil Nadu school students to get free bicycles this year

Free bicycles for class XI students,one of the key schemes of the AIADMK Government,will be implemented at a cost of over Rs 196 crore in the current academic year.

Written by Agencies | Chennai |
September 11, 2012 4:44:13 pm

Free bicycles for class XI students,one of the key schemes of the AIADMK Government,will be implemented at a cost of over Rs 196 crore in the current academic year.

The scheme,first introduced in the AIADMK’s 2001-06 government,will cover 6.31 lakh students this year,a state government release here said.

Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa launched the scheme for this year here. A sum of Rs 196.10 crore had been allocated for this purpose.

Among a series of initiatives to encourage meritorious students,the Chief Minister honoured the Class X and XII toppers from BC,MBC and Minority communities.

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She also launched 1,000 new buses and over 370 new routes of various government transport undertakings,the release added.

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