Punjab CM Amarinder Singh launches the Punjab smart connect scheme. this scheme was supposed to be launched in march 2020, but due to the covid-19 they postponed it.
this scheme is to benefit approx 1.7 lac 12th standard students of government school of the Punjab state.
he feels that this is the right time to distribute the phones as most of the education us being held online. this will also be beneficial to the under privileged students.
about approx 96 Cr were spent on this scheme for the bright futures of the students. he says the phones will be distributed at 26 different places in the state. the distribution will be carried by the MLA’s. about approx 87 K boys and 84 K girls will be benefited from this scheme.