During his visit for inspecting the flat scheme built by NIT at Wathoda. Dr Nitin Raut, Maharashtra Energy Minister and Guardian Minister of Nagpur directed Dr Siddharth Gaikwad, Divisional Deputy Commissioner to send a proposal of purchasing the flat scheme to Social Welfare Department.
Dr Raut said that the scheme was suitable to be used as hostel for students of backward class, who are coming to city for education from all parts of Vidarbha. Out of the total 25 hostels in the districts, 16 are run in rented buildings.
Among this 16 rented hostels 7 are for boys and 9 are for girls students. The annual rent of girls hostel is to the tune of Rs 8.49 crore. While the rent of boys hostel goes up to Rs 7.51 crore every year.
The flat scheme developed by NIT is suitable for hostel and it will save the Governments rent paid every year to large extent. Even a owned building will be available to the Social Welfare Department.
Accommodation of 2,352 backward class students can be done in the 448 flats of the scheme. Even there is provision for residence of warden, library and security guards also.
Solar energy is used in the flat scheme, which has its independent electric generation facility and other facilities too.
Dr Raut insisted to send the proposal of purchasing to Government, so that it can be used as hostel for backward class students.