New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: With an aim to provide quality education to students in areas that are hotbeds of left wing extremism, the Union Cabinet today approved setting up four new Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV) in Odisha under the civil and defence sectors.
While two KVs will be come up at Champua and Anandpur in Keonjhar district, one each at Chhattarpur in Ganjam and at Gunupur in Rayagada district will be set up.
In total, the Cabinet has approved setting up of 50 new KVs in different states across India.
“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.
Union Minister Arun Jaitley, while announcing the decision, said that 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.
Currently, there are over 12,000 KVs across the country and three abroad.
Besides Odisha, 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, Kerala, Jammu and Kashmir, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Arunachal Pradesh.
(With IANS Inputs)