The Government has initiated the process of expanding the network of Kendriya Vidyalayas in the country by opening another 200 such schools during the 11th Plan period.
The HRD Ministry has projected a requirement of Rs 813.7 crore for the purpose as the Planning Commission has given "in principle" support for the project.
At present, there are 981 Kendriya Vidyalayas which cater to the educational needs of children of Central Government employees including Defence and Para-Military personnel who are frequently transferred.
"There is a proposal for opening 200 KVs during the 11th Plan in metros, areas having sufficient concentration of defence or para-military forces and areas with high concentration of Central government personnel. The Planning Commission has supported this proposal in principle," a ministry official said.
The locations will be decided on the basis of local demands and feasibility of proposals.
Source: Indian Express