The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved opening of one Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) in each of the 62 uncovered districts. The project comes with an outlay of Rs 2,871 crore, an official statement released here said.
States which will get these new JNVs are Chhattisgarh 11, Gujarat 8 and Delhi 7. J&K and Uttar Pradesh will also get 5 JNVs each. Several other states will also get these Central Government run schools. According to the statement, the expenditure for this purpose during the 12th Plan will be Rs 109.53 crore with a spill over amount of Rs 2,761.56 crore from 2017-18 to 2024-25. “These JNVs will provide good quality modern education to the talented children prominently from rural areas. It is expected that nearly 35,000 students will be benefited from these JNVs,” the statement said.