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Cabinet relaxes land requirements for GKCIET

Posted on Nov 23, 09:57AM | IBNS

The Union Cabinet in its meeting held on Thursday approved to relax the requirement of 250-300 acres of land for establishment of the Ghani Khan Ghoudhary Institute of Engineering and Technology (GKCIET), Malda in West Bengal.

The decision was taken following the West Bengal government's inability to find suitable non-agricultural land for GKCIET.

Earlier, the Cabinet in its meeting held on Nov 20, 2008 had approved the construction of the Ghani Khan Ghoudhary Institute of Engineering and Technology (GKCIET) at Malda in West Bengal.

As per the decision of the Cabinet, the West Bengal government was to provide 150 to 200 acres of land free of cost. However, the state government failed to do so.

The Cabinet Thursday relaxed the requirement of 250-300 acres of land before starting construction activities for GKCIET.

The cabinet approved starting of construction of GKCIET's permanent campus in the 100 acres of land presently available/donated by the Member of Parliament, Malda.

The Cabinet also approved to pursue, the issue of obtaining 150 to 200 acres of land free of cost adjacent or nearby the present location from the government of West Bengal as earlier committed by them.