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54 new Kendriya Vidyalayas across country!

At a time when there are growing concerns over the quality of education in the country, CBSE has embarked on a welcome move with an announcement that around 54 new central schools would be established across 17 states in the country.The formal approval for opening of new Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV) was reportedly given by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) last week.

These 54 KVs are expected to come up in 53 districts of the 17 states, according to an official release. The total cost of establishing these new KVs is estimated to be close to Rs 9.2 billion. The non-recurring costs include furniture, constructions cost, and other fixtures which will cost Rs 7.9 billion.

Meanwhile, recurring cost covering pay allowances and other expenses is expected to be close to Rs 1.3 billion. These new KVs which when functional is expected to provide quality education for approximately 54,000 students apart from 1,200,000 students already enrolled currently in central schools. 

The main objective of the KV brand schools is to provide educational needs of children hailing from transferable central government employee families which also include defense and Para-military personnel so that their wards can get a common programme of education. Currently there are 1,094 functional Kendriya Vidyalayas including three of them in foreign locations such as Moscow, Kathmandu and Tehran.
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