Cabinet approves 13 KVs and one Navodaya Vidyalaya
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved establishment of 13 Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) and one Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV), which will cater to 13,000 and 560 students, respectively.
The 13 KVs will be establised in -- Banda (Uttar Pradesh), Washim (Maharashtra), Chakpikarong (Manipur), Parbham (Maharashtra), Nawada (Bihar), Mirjapur (Uttar Pradesh), Bhadohi (Uttar Pradesh), Palamau (Jharkhand), Siddipet (Telangana), Kudamalakunte, (Karnataka), CISF Surajpur (Uttar Pradesh), Devkund (Bihar) and Baoli (Uttar Pradesh).
The single Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) will be at Alot, Ratlam District, Madhya Pradesh.
"Ratlam district in Madhya Pradesh has a high percentage of SC/ST population and there is huge demand for establishing an additional JNV. Moreover, the State Government has also shown readiness to earmark the required extent of land and temporary accommodation for setting up the Vidyalaya," the government said in a statement.
"At present the KVs are imparting quality education to more than 12 lakh students and JNVs are providing modern education free of cost to nearly 2.50 lakh students in different parts of the country," it said.
The CCEA had at its meeting held in March, 2017, approved a proposal for setting up of 50 new KVs under Civil/Defence Sector in the country under "Challenge Method"-- meaning their setting up depended upon authorities sponsoring land and accommodation-- at an estimated outlay of Rs.1160 crore.