Nearly 150 government-run schools in Jammu Kashmir have no buildings, taking a toll on academics and quality education.
Besides, there are more than 2400 government schools that are functioning from rented buildings.
According to GoI-sponsored Samagra Shiksha scheme, at least 149 schools have no buildings that includes 83 schools from Kashmir division and 66 from Jammu division.
It states that among the total 23,111 government schools, at least 2403 schools across J&K were functioning from rented buildings.
These schools include 1575 from Kashmir and 828 schools from Jammu division.
This was revealed by the officials of Samagra Shiksha in a review meeting in which Commissioner Secretary to Government, School Education department, Hirdesh Kumar was also present.
They said there were 10,788 government schools in Kashmir and 12,323 schools in Jammu division.
In the meeting, the Samagra official informed the government that there were eight such government schools in J&K that were functioning from other departments.
About the number of government-owned buildings in Education department, the official said there were at least 7620 buildings in Kashmir division and 10,720 buildings in Jammu division.
The government in the meeting was also informed that 58 school buildings across Jammu Kashmir were under construction.
These include 20 from Kashmir and 38 from Jammu division.
Apart from the infrastructure, the Samagra official said, the department informed them that an amount to the tune of Rs 1.50 crore on account of mainstreaming of Out of School Children (OoSC) were released to the concerned districts to initiate the process of establishing non-residential special training centres for OoSC.