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Infrastructure - Progress Overview
Overview:
The state, in year 2010-11, had a total 97,256 Elementary schools of which 49,085 are Primary schools, 48,171 are Upper Primary schools and 5,595 are Secondary and Higher secondary schools. Of the total number of Elementary schools, 67,241 (69%) are Government managed schools and 30,015 (31%) schools are private managed schools. The state is working rigorously towards providing adequate Infrastructure to each and every school. The state has a mandate to complete all the facets of the school infrastructure by March 2013 as per RTE norms. In the infrastructural ranking provided by NUEPA, Maharashtra stands at 14th location in the country.

Following are some of the charts rightly showing the state’s progress in the area of Infrastructure:

Infrastructure Availability – State Snapshot

Infrastructure Availability – State Snapshot
Source : DISE, 2010-11


As the above chart shows the state has work phenomenally on various facets like New Primary School, Classrooms, Sanitation and Water facility with more than 80% schools have these facilities. In the coming years, the state has kept its focus on providing other infrastructural facilities like Compound Wall and Kitchen Shed.

Student Classroom Ratio – Improvement over the years
As the DISE data over the years clearly shows in the chart below, the Student Classroom ration has been improved significantly since 2004 – 05 which indicates that state has been building additional classrooms for children as per RTE norms.

Student Classroom Ratio – Improvement over the years
Source : DISE, 2004-05 to 2010-11


Opening of New Schools:

In the last year’s budget 2011-12, no New Primary School has been sanctioned by the PAB. The following table shows the status of opening of New Primary Schools over the period of last ten years:

Year

Sanctioned

Opened

2002-03

150

99

2003-04

328

279

2004-05

262

208

2005-06

370

324

2006-07

356

299

2007-08

3384

3384

2008-09

1625

1614

2009-10

1015

1272

2010-11

843

839

2011-12

0

0

Total

8333

8318

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