Cabinet approves 13 new Kendriya Vidyalayas

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for opening of 13 new Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) in seven States and a second JawaharNavodayaVidyalaya(JNV) in Alot, District Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh.

These 13 schools are 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 CCEA also approved the establishment of an additional JawaharNavodayaVidyalaya(JNV) at Alot, Ratlam District, Madhya Pradesh. Ratlam district of Madhya Pradesh has a high percentage of SC and ST population and there is huge demand for establishing an additional JNV in that district. Moreover, the State Government has also shown readiness to earmark the required extent of land and temporary accommodation for setting up the Vidyalaya.

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. With the openingof these 13 new KVs about 13000 more eligible categories of students will be able to access affordable quality education and an additional 560 students will be benefitted from the second JNV at Alot once it becomes fully functional from Class VI to XII.

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