Hostels for OBC girls in four districts of the state

Mumbai, 22.Aug.19: “Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has approved the proposal to set up government hostels for girl students from Other Backward Classes in Nagpur, Ahmadnagar, Yavatmal and Washim in the state. Total 36 government hostels will be constructed for boys and girls in the OBC category in the state and in the first phase, these four hostels are being set up for girls” informed Minister Dr. Sanjay Kute.

Dr. Kute further stated that the government is striving for the development of backward people in the state. Students living in rural areas belonging to various backward classes should remain in the stream of education. It has been decided to set up these hostels so that they do not have to face the problems of accommodation while pursuing higher education. Accordingly, on the site of the district, total of 36 government hostels are being constructed. Out of that 18 hostels are for OBC boys and 18 hostels are for OBC girls. Immediately after implementing this project, a proposal was made to search the government land in the district for the construction of the hostels. Accordingly, these four hostels have been approved for girls in the first phase immediate after the proposal presented in the ministry. Now, girl hostels will be constructed at Nagpur, Ahmednagar, Washim and Yavatmal.

“Under this project, girls hostel having capacity of 500 student will be set up at Wanadongari in Hingana taluka of Nagpur district. Apart from this, a hostel having capacity of100 girls students will be set up in Wadgaon Gupta (Ahmednagar), Umarsara (Yavatmal) and Washim city. For this purpose, the Central Government is giving 60 % and 90 % grants for OBC boys and girls hostel respectively under Babu Jagjivanaram Chhatra Awas scheme. Under this scheme, Rs 3 crore is given for the construction of 100 student capacity hostels. The Chief Minister has also approved the contribution of the state government for the construction of hostels in these four districts. In the coming days, hostels for OBC students will be constructed in the remaining part of the state” said Dr. Kute.