Modi Cabinet takes 30 key decisions ahead of Lok Sabha Elections
New Delhi : In the last Cabinet meeting ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections, the Modi government took 30 key decisions, which included projects for Delhi Metro and a committee to draw up norms for unauthorised colonies, to benefit the people of India.
The new Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) will start functioning from the 2019-2020 academic session. With 50 new KVs added to the list, the total number of the educational institutions has gone up to 1252. The government has also allocated the funds of Rs 1579 crores for the development of the Kendriya Vidyalayas over a period of five years.
The Cabinet also approved Delhi Metro's Phase IV that comprises three priority corridor. In another decision expected to benefit over 40,000 ex-service personnel, the cabinet approved the grant of ex-servicemen contributory health scheme (ECHS) facilities to WWII veterans, emergency commissioned officers, short service commission officers and premature retirees.
Two super thermal power projects with a capacity of 1,320 MW each were approved in Khurja in UP and Buxar in Bihar.
In a move to sustain its improvements in reducing the HIV burden, the CCEA approved continuation of the fourth phase of the National AIDS Control Programme for three years from April 2017 to March 2020. An outlay of Rs 6,434.76 crore has been earmarked for the three years. Flood Management and Border Areas Programme, with an outlay of Rs 3,342 crore till 2019-20, was approved for effective flood management across the country.