Tuesday, May 08, 2007


It has been proposed to three new IITs in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Rajasthan respectively.In addition to existing IIITs at Gwalior, Allahabad and Jabalpur, a new IIIT(Design and Maufacturing) has approved at Kanchipuram in Tamilnadu.The Planning Commission has approved 54 new polytechnics for districts without any.Under revised mid-day meal scheme nutritional norms were rasied from the existing 300 calories and 8-12 gram of protein to a minimum of 450 calories and 12 grams of protein per child.further cooking cost to be covered has been rasied from Rs 1 to Rs 1.50 per child per school-day.The Kasturba Gandhi BalikaVidalaya Scheme under which 1000 new schools have been approved in year 2006.Beside,50 new Kendriya Vidyalayas and 28new jawar Navodaya Vidyalayas have been approved, which will add to the existing 919KVs and 539 JNVs.out of the over 120 million people covered under the literacy programmes approximately 60 percent are women.

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