Union Cabinet approves transfer of land for construction of Kendriya Vidyalaya in Udhampur

Srinagar, Jul 4: The Union Cabinet has approved the transfer of 56 kanals and 19 marlas of defence land on a lease for 30 years, renewable for two like terms, for construction of Kendriya Vidyalaya at Udhampur in Jammu region.
A Press Information Bureau (PIB) spokesperson here said that the Union Cabinet was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital, New Delhi on Wednesday.
He said the Cabinet has approved the transfer of 56 kanals and 19 marlas (7.118 acres) of Defence land on lease on long term basis for 30 years renewable for two like terms of 30 years each to Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) for construction of Kendriya Vidyalaya at Udhampur in Jammu region at a nominal rent of one rupee per annum.
“At present, Kendriya Vidyalaya at Dhar Road, Udhampur has been functioning in temporary buildings ever since its inception in 1985. Presently, a total of 851 students are studying in this Kendriya Vidyalaya,” he said.
He said construction of own permanent school building by KVS will enable the school authorities to build optimal infrastructure to meet the educational requirements of the children of serving personnel.