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Hostel for NE students to be built at JNU, Delhi
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 NEW DELHI, June 3 - An amount of Rs 11 crore has been released for the construction of JNU hostel for students from North East studying in Delhi.

Official sources said that the tendering by CPWD is in process. This is the first of its kind hostel in JNU. The hostel will have 224 rooms and accommodate 424 students. Out of 224 rooms, 24 rooms have been assigned for special needs students. The remaining rooms will be occupied by equal number of 200 boys and 200 girls.

The four storey hostel will be built in approximately one and a half acre area. The construction work will start in the coming weeks. The hostel for North Eastern girl students, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister in Bengaluru recently, has become functional.

In addition to these hostels, the land acquisition process has started for the Rohini hostel for Northeastern students studying in colleges and institutions under Delhi University and Rs 2.5 crore has been released to DDA. The hostel will be built in an area of about five acres.

Meanwhile, Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region, Dr Jitendra Singh chaired a review meeting with the officials of Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) and North Eastern Council (NEC), here today. The Secretary, Ministry of DoNER, Dr Inderjit Singh, Secretary NEC, Ram Muivah were present in the meeting.

The officials briefed the Minister about the status of the North Eastern Cultural and Information Centre to be set up in Dwarka here. The estimated cost of the project is about Rs 50 crore. The Minister said that this Centre will act as a cultural and information hub of the North- eastern region in Delhi. It will be constructed at par with international standards and will have a library-cum-reading room with material on Northeastern region, an art gallery showcasing the North East.

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