The Odisha government has decided to construct the extension buildings of the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) with an investment of around Rs 15-crore in Ganjam district in order to accommodate more girl students in the hostels.
Currently, 17 Kasturba gandhi balika vidyalaya (KGBVs) are functioning in different blocks of the district and each hostel is accommodating 100 girl students of Class 6 to 8.
The government has sanctioned the construction of the extension buildings of each hostel to accommodate 100 more girl students of Class 9 and 10, said the district project coordinator of Samagra Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) Binita Senapati.
The cost of each extension building was around Rs one crore, she said. “We have already floated a tender for construction of extension buildings of 15 out of 17 KGBVs in the district”, she said. The new hostel buildings are expected to be completed in a year.
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