New Delhi, August 18, 2010 : The Government has approved a Scheme to provide financial assistance to the State Governments/UTs for setting up of new polytechnics in 300 un-served and under-served districts of the country. These polytechnics are to be set up by the concerned States/Union Territories Government in these districts. Out of 300 districts, 228 districts have been already provided financial assistance till 2009-10. In addition, Government has also approved establishment of 700 polytechnics through Public Private Partnership mode and private funding.
Under the Scheme of Submission, the Government and Government aided polytechnics in the country are eligible to receive financial assistance for upgradation of infrastructure facilities. A plan allocation of Rs. 1000 crore has
been approved in the XI Plan for providing financial assistance to 500 polytechnics subject to a maximum of Rs. 2.00 crore per polytechnic.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development Smt. D. Purandeswari, in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.