Keeping in mind the shortage of land, the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Prakash Javadekar, announced new land norms for the KV schools and said that these can be now be set up in 2.5 acres of land. The previous land requirement for KV schools was 4 acres in metro cities.Similarly, the 10 acre requirement in rural areas and 8 acres in urban and hilly areas have been reduced to 5 acres. "This is a historic decision which was taken in view of the land crunch in the country," said Javadekar during the foundation stone laying ceremony of the new building of KV in Shahdara.
More statements by Javadekar on education
Along with the studies, the minister also emphasized that outdoor activities sports and exercises are equally important as the student learns and gains the feeling of team work.
He also said," The government is working actively on providing quality education to students, as it believes that only a proper and quality education has the potential of developing a good citizen with strong character."
He further added," In view of shortage of teaching staff in its schools, the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan has also begun the process of recruiting more than 6,250 teachers. We have received lakhs of application and teachers will be recruited on the basis of merit thereby ending the shortage of teachers."
The minister also talked about streamlining the process of admission and form filling. Both the process has been made online so that people don’t have to run here and there to get their children admitted in KV. He also told that the link has been put up on the website in the same regard.