Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has ordered construction of new buildings for 148 hostels for BC, MBC and denotified community students functioning in private buildings. In the first phase, Ms. Jayalalithaa has alloted 64.48 crore rupees to construct buildings for 84 hostels and to install solar power equipment.
In a press release today, the Tamil Nadu government said that the government led by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, had been providing text books, note books, colour pencils, geometry box and other equipment including financial assistance and nutritious noon meal with a motive to enable poor and down trodden students get education. The release further said that Chief Minister had ordered construction of buildings for hostels which were functioning from private buildings to ensure that the students who reside in hostels get all facilities including a healthy environment.
On that basis, Ms. Jayalalithaa has ordered construction of new buildings for 148 BC, MBC, and denotified community hostels. In the first phase, the Chief Minister has given orders for the construction of 84 hostels for BC and MBC students for which land had already been selected and was ready for construction. These hostels will be constructed at a cost of 61 crores 12 lakhs 61 thousand rupees and 3 crores 35 lakhs and 75 thousand rupees will be spent towards installing solar power equipment. Of the 84 hostels 69 will have a capacity to accommodate 50 students and 15 will accommodate 100 students. A total of 285 government Kallar reform schools are functioning in Tamil Nadu under the State BC, MBC welfare department in Madurai, Theni, and Dindigul districts including 24 Higher Secondary Schools, 25 High Schools, 25 Middle Schools and 211 primary schools. 37, 556 student are studying in these schools. To encourage students belonging to the Piramalai Kallar Community get educated, the Chief Minister has ordered upgradation of Government Kallar Primary Schools into Middle schools in three places including Perumalpatti in Madurai District and Karuvelnayakkanpatti and Po Meenatchipuram in Theni district. She has also ordered upgradation of Government Kallar Middle schools into High Schools in three places including Karadikal and Muthuppatti in Madurai district and Siddarhal Naththam in Dindigul district. Government Kallar High schools in three places including Markkaiyan Kottai and Muththanampatti in Theni district and Sennamanayakanpatti in Dindigul distirct into Higher Secondary Schools. 57 new posts including 24 graduate teachers, 27 post graduate teachers, 3 junior grade assistants, and 3 lab assistants will be created for these 9 schools which are to be upgraded. This will cost the government 1 crore 39 lakh 42 thousand and 80 rupees annually. These steps taken by the government will greatly benefit students belonging to the BC, MBC and denotified communities.