New Delhi, Dec. 19: Housing and Minorities Welfare Minister Zameer Ahmed Khan on Tuesday appealed to the Government of India to release Rs 675 crore towards the construction of new 19 Morarji Desai Residential schools and 50 Post-metric hostels in Karnataka.
On Tuesday, he met Union Minister for Minorities Welfare Smrithi Irani and explained that there was a demand for 19 Morarji Desai Residential schools for which Rs 475 crore was required. Similarly, Rs 200 crore was needed for the construction of 50 post-metric hostels in the State. Besides that the CM scholarship amount of 2.93 lakh students for the year 2022-23 was pending and requested for its early disbursement. Fresh application must be called for the scholarship for the year 2023-24.
On this occasion, Zameer Ahmed Khan briefed the union minister about the programs chalked out by the department in the State.
Director of the Directorate of the Minorities Jilani Mokashi was present.