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Morarji Desai Schools to be constructed on government land: Minister Puttarangashetty

Mysuru, November 12:- Minister for Backward Classes Welfare Department C Puttarangashetty on Sunday said that Morarji Desai Residential Schools will be constructed on vacant government lands.

Speaking to media persons in the city, the minister said, “As the state doesn’t have sufficient government lands, permission has been given to establish Morarji Desai Residential Schools where 10 acres of land is available. There are no financial problems for the construction of the schools. There is a demand for 165 Morarji Schools and 2,200 hostels. This will be implemented in the coming days.”

“The first phase of the caste census to provide social justice has been completed. The work has been completed at a cost of Rs 190 crore. The report will be submitted to the Chief Minister after the completion of the work. Out of Rs 197 crore provided by former chief minister Siddaramaiah, Rs 150 crore has been spent. The remaining Rs 40 crore will be utilised to serve social justice,” he added.

Speaking about the transportation between Karnataka and Kerala at night via Bandipur Forest, the minister said that a decision will be taken according to the opinions of public and environmentalists. (MR/KS)

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