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Modi cabinet takes 30 decisions ahead of LS polls

Modi cabinet takes 30 decisions ahead of LS polls

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 08 Mar 2019, 02:32 pm

New Delhi, Mar 8 (IBNS): In an attempt to score ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Narendra Modi government has taken some major decisions at the Cabinet meeting such as setting up 50 Kendriya Vidyalayas, a push to infrastructure and power projects among others.

With a few days left for the Election Commission to declare the poll dates, the cabinet and the cabinet committee on economic affairs have approved 30 decisions, which included Delhi metro projects.

They have also taken decision related to the expansion of health schemes to ex-servicemen.

The new Kendriya Vidyalaya schools, expected to function from 2019-20 academic session will benefit about 1 lakh students.

The government has allocated Rs 1,579 crore for development of these KVs.

The Cabinet approved Delhi Metro’s Phase IV comprising three priority corridors.

In another major decision, the cabinet decided to grant a contributory health scheme (ECHS) facilities to WWII veterans, emergency commissioned officers, short service commission officers and premature retirees.

This scheme is likely to benefit about 40,000 ex-servicemen.

Meanwhile, the Cabinet granted its approval to two power projects with a capacity of 1,320 MW in UP's Khurja and Bihar's Buxar.