New Delhi, March 7: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today approved setting up of 50 new Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV) across the country under the civil and defence sectors.
“The Vidyalayas are proposed to be opened in the Civil/Defence Sector. Once fully functional, these will provide quality education to approximately 50,000 students,” the government said in a statement.
The decision was announced by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
Jaitley stated these new schools will be set up in areas that are hotbeds of left wing extremism, as well as in places with heavy deployment of Central Reserve Police Force troops or with high concentration of railway employees.
At present, there are more than 12,000 KVs in India, while three abroad.
As per the government, the new KVs will be set up in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Karnataka, West Bengal, Assam, Rajasthan, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Kerala, Jammu and Kashmir, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Arunachal Pradesh.