The Ministry of DoNER today released an amount of Rs. 11crore for the construction of a hostel at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for North Eastern students residing in New Delhi.
An official of DoNER Ministry said that the tendering by CPWD is in process adding that this is the first of its kind hostel in JNU which will have 224 rooms and accommodate 424 students. Out of 224 rooms, 24 rooms have been assigned for disabled students and the remaining rooms will be occupied by equal number of boys and girls i.e. 200 boys and 200 girls.
It has also been informed by the official that the four-storied building will be built in approximately one and a half acre area and the construction work will start in the coming weeks.
The ministry of DoNER has also started the land acquisition process for the Rohini hostel for North Eastern students studying in colleges and institutions under Delhi University and Rs. 2.5crores has already been released for the construction of the hostel will be built in an area of about 5 acres of land.
According to the official of the DoNER Ministry, the development of the northeastern region hs been the priority for the Narendra Modi-led government adding that the government will make all efforts for the implementation of ongoing development projects in Northeast and will take measures to introduce new projects for the benefit of people of the NE region.