23 hostels to come up in Vidarbha for tribal students
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Last Updated: Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 11:07
  
Nagpur: The Maharashtra government will soon build 23 hostels for tribal students in Vidarbha region this year, officials said today.

The necessary land for the project has already been acquired and remaining formalities are being actively completed and the construction work would begin soon.

Fourteen plots of land including five in Deori (Bhandara) and nine in Nagpur city have been acquired in May, with active cooperation from Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT), Additional Commissioner of Tribal Development, Dr Pallavi Darade said.

Nagpur: The Maharashtra government will soon build 23 hostels for tribal students in Vidarbha region this year, officials said today.

The necessary land for the project has already been acquired and remaining formalities are being actively completed and the construction work would begin soon.

Fourteen plots of land including five in Deori (Bhandara) and nine in Nagpur city have been acquired in May, with active cooperation from Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT), Additional Commissioner of Tribal Development, Dr Pallavi Darade said.

She said the department has undertaken "micro planning" for betterment of overall well being of tribal children, especially girls.

"There are periodical health check ups of girls once they are admitted to schools, while another round of check-up is carried out under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM)," Darade said.

The officer said that in the wake of instances of alleged sexual exploitation of girls at some hostels, the department has held a workshop to sensitise the concerned officials, and the respective project officers are ordered to deal with it strictly.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 11:00


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