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Govt spending Rs 1,750cr on hostel students in E Godavari dist

Last Updated: Monday, November 9, 2009 - 23:48

Rajahmundry (AP): Andhra Pradesh Social
Welfare Minister P Subash Chandra Bose on Monday said the
Government is spending Rs 1,750 crore for fee reimbursement
and post-matric stipend to the students staying at various
welfare hostels in East Godavari District.

At a meeting here, he asked the officials concerned to
take steps to improve facilities in the hostels.

"There was no dearth of funds. Huge amounts are being
spent for the welfare of the minority and weaker sections of
the society," he said.

The Minister said the government has paid Rs 85 lakh
towards insurance premium to cover the students in various
hostels in the State.

Besides, the Government is also spending Rs 61 crore
for admission of hostels` students in various corporate
schools, Bose said.

District Collector Gopalakrishna Diwadi said over
35,000 students were studying in various welfare hostels in
the district.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, November 9, 2009 - 23:48
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