Rs 5 crore alloted for anti-ragging campaigns by HRD Ministry
HRD Ministry in a fresh move has announced a good amount of funds to boost the anti-ragging campaigns in the Universities and colleges around the country.

As the new academic session is about to begin, the HRD Ministry wants to ensure that no fresher should be affected by the bad raggings conducted by the seniors in the college.

As it has been seen that after so many efforts and social campaigns, ragging is not ending in educational institutions.

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar informed about this decision in a reply to recent question in Lok Sabha.

The statement of the HRD minister said that 390 cases of ragging, including death or maiming of students, were reported in different colleges of the country during the last year.

The states of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh have reported higher number of cases.

The ministry also informed that definition of ragging had also been expanded.

The ministry also stated that, "The UGC has spent an amount of Rs 4.78 crore on various activities, including preparing and broadcasting of TVCs on anti-ragging by Doordarshan, making of films by NFDC, coverage through FM radio and printing and mailing of posters by DAVP and broadcasting on All India Radio by Prasar Bharati."

UGC has sent letters dated 28 July 2015 and February 10, 2016, to the chief secretaries and the education secretaries of the states concerned where the ragging cases reported are high, the statement said.