Bhubaneswar: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday approved setting up of four new Kendriya Vidyalayas in Odisha under the civil and defence sector.
The four proposed KVs will come up in Anandapur and Champua in Keonjhar district, Chhatrapur in Ganjam and Gunupur in Rayagada districts. Once they are fully functional they will provide quality education to around 400 students.
Besides Odisha, at least 496 new KVs will be set up in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Karnataka, West Bengal, Assam, Rajasthan, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Jammu and Kashmir, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Arunachal Pradesh.
Once fully functional, these will provide quality education to nearly 50,000 students.
The Vidyalayas are proposed to be opened in areas that are hotbeds of left wing extremism, as well as in places with heavy deployment of Central Reserve Police Force troops or with high concentration of railway employees.
Currently, there are over 12,000 KVs across the country.