The Assam Government had announced in the State Budget for the fiscal year 2019-20 that all the graduation students of Assam will be provided books for free. The Assam Government later modified this and decided that the government would provide ₹1000 to each and every graduation student in the state to procure books for their studies.
For this purpose, the Government had instructed all colleges to collect the bank account details of the students. The bank details of 67,531 students were submitted to the Government.
The Assam Government on Wednesday inaugurated the “Pragyan Bharti” scheme and has deposited ₹1000 to the bank accounts of all these students. The Assam Government has also announced that this scheme will be continued in the fiscal year 2020-21.