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National Fire College closed for lack of infrastructure: Govt

The fire engineering course at National Fire Services College in Nagpur has been "non- functional" for last four years due to lack of infrastructure and faculty, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.



New Delhi: The fire engineering course at
National Fire Services College in Nagpur has been "non-
functional" for last four years due to lack of infrastructure
and faculty, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Minister of State for Home Affairs Mullappally
Ramachandran said that a new scheme at a cost of Rs 205 crore
has been prepared which is yet to be approved by the Competent
authority.
"Bachelor of Engineering (Fire) course will commense
only after creation of required infrastructure," he said in a
written reply.
He said the college lacked infrastructure and faculty
as per the norms of Nagpur University.

The minister said a scheme for upgradation of National
Fire Service College, Nagpur prepared at a cost of Rs 103.95
crore, was approved in March 2005 for execution of
construction and civil work of buildings, procurement of
training aids, and laboratory items.
"The scheme was entrusted to Central Public Works
Department for implementation. However, before the CPWD, the
executing authority could start the work, National Disaster
Management Authority (NDMA) opined that the scheme should be
held in abeyance and facilities available made at par with the
best available internationally," he said.

The Minister said out of Rs 103.95 crore, an
expenditure of Rs 68.28 lakh was incurred towards
pre-construction activities and Rs 53.44 lakh towards
acquisition of land measuring 14.61 acres.

PTI

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