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21 Kendriya Vidyalaya buildings found unsafe

July 23, 2019

In a major development, 21 Kendriya Vidyalaya buildings across the country have been found partially or fully unsafe. According to an audit report, the schools are found to be unsafe for the education purpose. This has prompted the HRD Ministry to issue directives that the schools should not be run in these buildings.

According to the Human Resource Development Ministry officials, there are eight decades-old buildings in Maharashtra and three in Assam. The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan had taken action to get the technical audit done in respect of more than ten years old school buildings through the Indian Institute of Technology, National Institute of Technology and government engineering colleges.

According to the audit report, 21 KV buildings are found unsafe. 18 have been found partially unsafe and three have been declared completely unsafe. The three buildings found fully unsafe are in Gujarat and Maharashtra. The work of replacement of unsafe school buildings have been sanctioned in four KVs, including one in Gujarat and three in Maharashtra.

Altogether, the Sangathan is said to run 1,206 KVs in India under the aegis of the HRD ministry and three such schools operate abroad.

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