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Telangana to build infrastructure worth Rs 198 crore for KGBVs

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Hyderabad: This year, the State government will take up construction of 61 academic blocks and 34 new buildings for Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBVs) at a cost of Rs 198 crore.

The foundation stone for these works would be laid before January 15 and target was set to complete the construction by October 2018, Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Kadiam Srihari said.

The KGBVs in Telangana State had set an example for other States by launching innovative academic initiatives, he said, during a meeting with Education Department officials here on Tuesday. Srihari also acknowledged that there is a need to further strengthen KGBVs for the benefit of girl students.

During the meeting, discussions were held on the provision for providing basic amenities and other facilities in KGBVs, model schools and Telangana Residential Schools in which 1,03,000 students are pursuing academics.

The Minister directed officials to provide health kits to all the students studying in KGBVs, model schools and residential schools before January 9. He wanted officials to distribute health kits in four phases throughout the year. The officials also explained to the Minister about the exclusive health kits being distributed to boys and girls.

Every year, Rs 12 crore was being spent on the distribution programme, he said, adding that no other State in the country had taken up such an initiative.

Officials said same food menu is being provided for students in the KGBVs, model schools and residential schools. The menu includes 250 ml of milk in the morning, breakfast, lunch, evening snacks and dinner. Besides serving egg and ghee daily, chicken is being served four times and mutton twice a month.

For the upcoming SSC Public Examination, the Minister directed officials to convene district-wise meetings with principals and special officials under the Chairmanship of District Collectors to discuss measures to be taken to improve results.

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