Deluge: Higher Edu Deptt seeks Rs 66.67 crore for renovation

The State’s Higher Education Department has pitched for the rehabilitation package of more than Rs 66.67 core for renovation and repairs of the degree colleges damaged due to the last year''s flood.
Deluge: Higher Edu Deptt seeks Rs 66.67 crore for renovation
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The State's Higher Education Department has pitched for the rehabilitation package of more than Rs 66.67 core for renovation and repairs of the degree colleges damaged due to the last year's flood.

The planning section of the department has submitted a detailed proposal on the basis of the Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) submitted by the colleges for permanent restoration of the flood-affected degree colleges of the state.

"The proposal was submitted to the government after proper damage assessment of the degree colleges which were affected due to floods last year," officials in the department said.

They however said some colleges didn't submit their DPRs on time which would be considered separately for carrying out the restoration work of these colleges. "The pending DPRs of some colleges will be submitted separately to the government," he said.

The officials said the financial assistance would be provided under NDRF norms by the Government of India.

"The colleges will be given money out of the Rs 44000 crore relief and rehabilitation package submitted by the then NC led coalition government to GoI," officials said.

Around 10 degree colleges were damaged in city and other districts during the last year floods.

Earlier, the minister for education Naeem Akhtar had allowed the concerned Principals of their respective colleges to utilize the local funds for restoration works. T he damages however are to the tune of crores of rupees making it difficult for college administration to cover the damages out of their local funds.

The department has proposed for an amount of Rs 1.35 crore for construction of canteen and Lavatory blocks for boys and girls in government Degree College Bijbehara in South Kashmir's Anantnag district.

An amount of Rs 2.09 crore has been proposed for carrying out repair and renovation of damaged infrastructure at Government College for Women, MA road in Srinagar.

Government degree college Bemina was the worst hit due to last year floods and received damages to the tune of Rs 24.96 crore for its restoration.

The department has proposed an amount of Rs 7.81 crore for the construction of  academic block while as Rs 5.96 crore has been proposed for construction of Humanities block and Rs. 6.98 for construction of library block respectively.

Rs 2.42 crore has been proposed for construction of staff room and meeting hall while as the administrative block of the college was damaged to the tune of Rs 1.51 crore. The Higher Education department has proposed an amount of Rs 0.18 crore and Rs 0.8 crore for seating plan of old academic block and construction of toilet blocks of the college.

The last year deluge damaged infrastructural property of Sri Pratap College worth Rs 14.89 crore. The department of Higher Education has proposed an amount of Rs. 1.82 crore for restoration of affected structures while as an amount of Rs. 6.17 crore and Rs 6.90 crore has been proposed for the construction of hostel block and library cum PG block of the college.

The infrastructure of historic Amar Singh  college in Srinagar was damaged to the tune of  Rs 12.68 crore during the last year's September floods.

The amount has been proposed by the department for construction of four academic blocks and construction of 12 class rooms.

An amount of Rs 2.16 crore, Rs 1.86 crore and Rs 2.72 crore has been proposed for the construction of Humanities, Psychology and Commerce block. Also an amount of Rs 5.95 crore has been proposed for construction of 12 classroom block.

The College of Education, Srinagar has sought an amount of Rs 8.46 crore in its DPR submitted to the Higher Education Department for permanent restoration of the damaged infrastructures.

The department has proposed an amount of Rs 2.81 crore for construction of Academic block while as an amount of Rs 2.04 crore has been proposed for construction of Library block.

Construction of damaged Laboratory block and administrative block of this flood-affected college needs the financial assistance of Rs 1.24 crore and Rs 1.15 crore respectively.

An amount of Rs 0.81 crore has been proposed for the restoration of classrooms and other physical infrastructure and Rs 0.41 crore for construction of boundary wall.

Meanwhile Rs 1.32 crore and 0.89 crore has been proposed for reconstruction of double storied electronics building of Government degree college Anantnag and restoration of main building, Principal's office, accounts section and auditorium of Government college for women, Nawakadal.

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