Aiming to improve quality of education in state-run schools, Haryana government is mulling introduction of English as a subject from Class 1 onwards, education minister Ram Bilas Sharma said on Thursday.
However, this would be a policy-based decision, the minister said replying to a question in the Assembly.
He said when MLAs bring the issue of upgrading schools in their constituencies to his notice, those which fulfill the prescribed norms are upgraded.
Agriculture minister O P Dhankar said the department was considering introducing a health insurance scheme on the pattern of Punjab for farmers who die due to “unnatural causes” while working in the fields.
The scheme of Punjab was being assessed so that help could be provided to farmers for treatment.
He said the construction of an international-standard cricket stadium in Haryana should also be considered.