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DoNER Boost For Education In State

NEW DELHI, Jun 22: The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) has approved projects worth Rs12.96 crores for the Education Sector of Manipur. The costs of the projects would be met from the Non Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) fund administered by the Ministry.

In the 96th meeting of the NLCPR Committee held in New Delhi recently, Rs12. 96 crores was recommended for the construction of 30 Model Primary School buildings for the 6 Autonomous District Councils of Churachandpur, Ukhrul, Sadar Hills, Tamenglong, Senapati and Chandel.

This is a part of Phase I for the Construction of 300 numbers of Modern Primary Schools under the Autonomous District Councils of Manipur to be taken up by the Ministry of DoNER in the light of the directions of the Supreme Court to improve education infra- structure in the ADCs of the State.

The components for construction of infrastructure in each school would include buildings, rain water harvesting, fencing etc.

The matter had also come up for discussion during the meeting chaired by the Prime Minister at New Delhi on June 4, 2011 with the Chief Minister of Manipur O Ibobi Singh and other senior Union Ministers.

Earlier this month, in the 94th meeting of the NLCPR Committee, Rs.9.72 crores was recommended for sanction of Infrastructure Development of 9 Govt Colleges in the valley/hills in Manipur and Rs. 12.3 crores for construction of 7 Tribal Markets in the State. Minister of DoNER B.K Handique has stated that steps were being taken to hasten the process of sanction to facilitate the early execution of projects under NLCPR.

(Courtesy: The Sangai Express/ Ninglun Hanghal)

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