Alappuzha, Jan 25: Hon’ble Minister for Home and Vigilance Shri Ramesh Chennithala on Monday laid the foundation stone for a new academic block for the Government Higher Secondary School at Mangalam in Arattupuzha, to be constructed by the Kerala State Coastal Area Development Corporation (KSCADC).
The two-storied building, to be built at a cost of Rs 2.02 crore, is part of the state government’s plan to expand infrastructure facilities at state-run educational institutions in the coastal regions.
The new building will have a built up area of 577.9 sq metres and will house four classrooms and two laboratories. The project is funded by the state government and NABARD’s Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF).
KSCADC is implementing 65 educational infrastructure development projects across the state at an overall cost of Rs 70.70 crore. In Alappuzha district, 11 such projects, amounting to a total of Rs 9.89 crore, are under different stages of implementation.
As part of the state government’s Rs 600 crore initiative for the integrated socio-economic development of the fishing sector and the coastal areas in the state, KSCADC has lined up projects worth Rs 46.79 crore for the coastal region of Alappuzha district.
Projects amounting to Rs 10.98 crore have been completed while works on projects worth Rs 35.81 crore are at different stages of completion.
Arattupuzha Grama Panchayath President Smt S Ajitha presided over the stone laying ceremony. Muthukulam Block Panchayath President Shri Bibin C Babu and KSCADC Regional Manager Dr P T Mathew attended the function along with a host of other dignitaries.
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