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Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday launched two schemes to provide monetary assistance to college students and literary bodies of the state.
Under Pragyan Bharati scheme, 3,26,046 college students were given Rs. 1,500 each for purchasing textbooks, while a total of Rs. 161 crore was reimbursed for the free admission of 4 lakh eligible students.
The second scheme is Bhasha Gourab, under which the state government provided 21 Sahitya Sabhas (literary bodies) with a total of Rs 43 crore as a contribution towards their corpus funds.
Under the scheme, 600 writers have also got Rs 50,000 each to help in their literary activities. (PTI)