Dilapidated Kittur residential school gets a govt boost

Rs five crore granted for construction work

The State government has granted Rs five crore towards the construction of Rani Chennamma Residential School as the insitute’s current building is in a dilapidated condition.

The statement was made by District Social Welfare officer Devaraj while speaking to reporters after visiting the residential school here on Friday. His visit comes in the wake of reports of lack of basic facilities at the school reported in this newspaper.

At least 170 students who belong to the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes are studying here. But considering the condition of the building, students have been crammed into a small building.

“The government has granted Rs five crore to build the residential school and land near Kondareddyhalli in the taluk has been identified for the purpose,” he said.

‘At the earliest’

Karnataka Residential Schools Construction Committee has been assigned the job of constructing the school, he said and added directions have been given to take up the work at the earliest, said Devaraj

“However, search is on for a building that could accommodate the Rani Chennamma School students, temporarily,” he added.

He said that a residential school in the name of former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee will be set up in each districts to provide education to children of all strata of society.

Land

“Ten acres of government land would be ideal to build the school, where classes are conducted from VI standard to PU in English medium. Admission will be provided to children of all classes. The school functions on the lines of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya.”

Zilla Panchayat Assistant Executive Engineer Jyotiprakash and Taluk Social Welfare officer Rajashekhar were present.

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