Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday ordered construction of 25 hostels for students belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SC/STs).

A government press release said of the 25 hostels, 16 would be for school students, eight for college students and one for students of the Industrial Training Institute. Each hostel will accommodate 50 students and the Chief Minister ordered appointment of wardens, cooks, security personnel. A total of 75 persons will be appointed. The recurring expenditure for the hostels will be Rs. 3.33 crore and non-recurring expenditure will be Rs. 49.93 lakh.

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