July 6, 2023
The Assam Cabinet, in a meeting held on July 5, has approved the provision of complimentary bicycles to a staggering number of 3.78 lakh students in Class-IX. This initiative encompasses both male and female students studying in 4372 Government and Provincialised Schools throughout the state of Assam.
The allocation of Rs 167 crore has been sanctioned to ensure the equitable distribution of 3.78 lakh bicycles among students enrolled in government and provincial schools at the 9th-grade level.
The procurement of bicycles will be facilitated through the @GeM_India portal.