Punjab offers free education for migrants in state: CM Prakash Singh

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The Punjab state Chief Minister, Prakash Singh Badal, on Monday announced free education and health care facilities for the migrant population residing in Punjab.

"Migrants from other states will be offered housing facility on easy instalments", Prakash Singh said.

He was addressing a gathering at a function organised by Uttar Pradesh Kalyan Parishad, to celebrate Vishwakarma day. He acknowledged that migrant labour had played an important role in putting Punjab on the high growth movement.

"The state government would soon open schools, primary health care centres and dispensaries in the areas dominated by migrant labour. Also, special survey's would be conducted by the district authorities, to identify the sites for such facilities," he said.

Punjab offers free education for migrants in state

He further said, "The migrants would not have to pay the cost of land for these houses and only the construction charges would be collected from them through easy installments."

Prakash Singh, on announcing housing facility said the state government would ensure that, one-third of the houses constructed under housing schemes, that which are reserved specially for the migrants.

Moreover, a special campus would be organised in each district, to provide ration cards, adhar cards, voter id's and other facilities to eligible migrants.

With all these facilities to come up in the state, it seems like students migrating to Punjab for higher education, can now travel without any doubts regarding housing facilities and education.

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