Schools will be handed over to Delhi Public School for day-to-day maintenance

The State Labour Ministry has proposed to set up a residential school in all the eight city corporations in the State to cater to the needs of children of industrial workers.

Minister of State for Labour P.T. Parameshwara Naik told reporters on Wednesday the Labour Department would construct school buildings and provide basic facilities to children, and Rs. 30 crore would be spent on developing each school. The schools would be handed over to Delhi Public School (DPS), Bangalore, for day-to-day maintenance and admissions.

Further, Mr. Naik said the schools would provide education from classes 5 to 12 free of cost. Admissions would be open from June 2014 and intake would be decided after consultations with experts, said Mr. Naik. He added that the authorities had been told to identify lands for developing schools in all city corporations. Land had been identified in Hubli, Mysore and Bellary, he said.

Marriage halls

Mr. Naik said four marriage halls would be constructed in Bangalore at an estimated cost of Rs. 6 crore, and in all other district headquarters at a cost of Rs. 3 crore. He said Sir M. Visvesvaraya Construction Academy would be established in Bangalore for developing skills for all types of industries. A sum of Rs. 200 crore would be set aside for the purpose.

With the support of Germany, seven more Karnataka Germany Multi-skill Development Centres would be set up in the State. However, locations were yet to be identified, he said.