VS urged to sanction grant arrears

Staff Reporter

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Activists of the Kerala Matsyamekhala Vidyarthi Samithi have submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan urging him to urgently sanction the three years’ lump sum grant arrears of Rs.3 crore to the students in the coastal areas. —Staff Reporter

As many as 85,000 students in various institutions in the coastal areas are eligible for the grant, a release here on Friday said.

The memorandum urged the Chief Minister to take steps to increase the grant amount from time to time. Its other demands include conversion of unaided schools in the coastal areas to aided schools and maintenance of schools in the government and unaided sectors in the tsunami-affected areas.

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