Launching the AAASY scheme for the state at Berthin Bilaspur district Monday, Thakur said special facilities would be provided to the students in these residential schools.
He said that meritorious students of the state could compete with the students studying in convent schools under this scheme.
Member of Parliament Anurag Thakur said that the Atal Adharsh schools would prove a boon to the meritorious students of the area as they would get an opportunity to receive quality education close to their homes.
MLA Jhundatta Jeet Ram Katwal thanked the chief minister for choosing his constituency to launch the AAASY.
Speaking at a public gathering at Jhandutta, Thakur announced the opening of a PWD sub-division and construction of a mini secretariat at Jhandutta.
(With inputs from agencies.)