8,000 Free Laptops for Students in North India

By Venus Upadhayaya
Venus Upadhayaya
Venus Upadhayaya
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Venus Upadhayaya reports on wide range of issues. Her area of expertise is in Indian and South Asian geopolitics. She has reported from the very volatile India-Pakistan border and has contributed to mainstream print media in India for about a decade. Community media, sustainable development, and leadership remain her key areas of interest.
June 3, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Eight thousand students in a northern state of India would receive free laptops from the chief minister on Monday, as a step to fulfill the current government’s pre-poll promise.

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav would present free laptops to students in Ghaziabad city, located in the state of Uttar Pradesh, near Delhi. Earlier free laptops were provided to students in Tamil Nadu.

The chief minister would also unveil 12 more schemes, which includes an ambitious project of 5,000 houses for low income group and economically weaker sections.

According to a report by Indo-Asian New Service, the chairman of Ghaziabad Development Authority, Santosh Yadav, said that the projects would cost 3,750 crore rupees (approx. $663 million).

Venus Upadhayaya
Venus Upadhayaya reports on wide range of issues. Her area of expertise is in Indian and South Asian geopolitics. She has reported from the very volatile India-Pakistan border and has contributed to mainstream print media in India for about a decade. Community media, sustainable development, and leadership remain her key areas of interest.