Govt admits slow pace of work under KGBV

Jammu: The government on Saturday admitted that only 15 buildings under Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) scheme were completed till date by the school education department.

The minister for education, Altaf Bukhari in a written reply informed the assembly that 16 KGBVs were functioning in rented accommodations while as 57 other buildings were abandoned due to cost escalation over the past many years.

“Out of these 57 KGBVs, 9 buildings have been taken up for construction during the year 2017-18 and work is under progress,” the education minister said.

He said the 27 KGBV buildings were not taken up due to cost escalation however efforts were made to work out the source of additionally of Rs 33.73 crore- Rs 27.63 crore for completion of abandoned KGBV buildings and Rs 6.10 crore for completion of 27 buildings on which work has not been started yet.

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