Rs 110 Cr Allocated For 2 Cluster Universities

SRINAGAR: An amount of Rs 110 crore has been allocated for two cluster universities in the Kashmir valley and Jammu divisions while Rs 52 core have been approved for establishment of two engineering colleges in the state.

Official said that two cluster universities have been approved each in Kashmir and Jammu Divisions against the total allocation of Rs 110 crore, while as Rs 35.19 crore have already been utilized for creation of infra for these universities and construction is going in full swing.

They said that Rs 40 crore have been approved for up-gradation of infrastructure in University of Kashmir and University of Jammu. The officials informed the Commissioner Secretary that renovation works in both the Universities is nearing completion.

About establishment of two engineering colleges in the state with each in Kathua and Ganderbal districts, they said that Rs 52 core have been approved for establishment of these colleges to be shared between Centre and State Government on 90:10 basis, out of which first instalment of Central share of Rs 11.70 crore stands released for execution of work to Jammu and Kashmir Project Construction Corporation (JKPCC) and Rs 1.17 crore State share has also been released.

They said that for up-gradation of Government Degree College Ganderbal, Government Degree College Shopian, and Government Degree College Samba as Model Colleges has been approved under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan(RUSA) for which Rs 12 crore have been approved out of which Rs 1.48 crore stand utilized.

For construction of new toilet blocks, cafeterias, up-gradation of libraries, establishment of computer centres, procurement of computers, library books, and sports material for 22 Government Degree Colleges in the State, the meeting was told that an outlay of Rs 43.54 crore have been approved, out of which Rs 5.13 crore have been released.

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