"We have made strides with regard to infrastructure development, teacher recruitment as well as enrolments including that of girls and minority boys in school but need to focus more on quality education," Raju said.
    
He said that initiatives are being taken to fill the gap as the focus is to provide quality education in the country.
    
Asked about the reports of violation of Right to Education Act, the HRD Minister said the act will be effectively implemented.
    
"We have made progress in infrastructure development, students’ enrolment as well as quality education since the RTE was implemented," he said.
    
When asked about the report to be submitted by the probe committee looking into the Chapra mid-day meal incident in Bihar, he said, "We have the facts and all state governments have been instructed to ensure adequate safeguards to implement the mid-day meal scheme in schools across the country".
    
Besides, a National level Monitoring committee has been formed to oversee the implementation of the scheme and to ensure such incidents do not recur, he said.
    
Over 20 children died after consuming contaminated mid-day meal in Saran district of Bihar in July last.

(Agencies)

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