Create conducive learning environment in schools, Bommai tells officials

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Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Sunday that high schools would reopen from Monday and priority would be given to creating an atmosphere conducive to learning.

Speaking to the media in Hubballi on Sunday, he said, as high schools reopen, DCs, SPs and Education Department officials have been instructed to work in coordination and visit schools to create a harmonious situation. A decision on reopening PU classes will be made after reviewing the situation, he noted.

Police officials are monitoring social media posts on the hijab issue. Normality must be restored in schools and colleges. The priority is to create a conducive atmosphere for students to continue their studies, Bommai said.

Also read: Hijab row: As high schools reopen tomorrow, Bommai confident of peace

Responding to a question on the state budget, the Chief Minister said: “The reflection is on an overall development of Karnataka. The economy has suffered over the past two years. It has achieved some semblance of stability over the past 4-5 months. Revenue collection is also picking up.

“However, the budget would be prepared with an objective of overall economic development and public welfare with fiscal discipline,” he noted. “We want to kick start the economy. Greater priority would be given to the welfare of the poor,” he said.

Responding to a query, Bommai said a committee headed by retired IAS officer Mr. Srinivasamurthy has been formed to suggest stimulus measures for RTCs including NWKRTC, KKRTC and BMTC.

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