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Cabinet approves setting up of Central Tribal University in Andhra Pradesh

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said a fund of Rs 420 crore for the first phase expenditure towards establishment of the university has been approved. 

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: November 08, 2018 22:23 IST ]
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The  Modi Cabinet also approved development of airports in several cities under PPP Model. (File Photo/PTI)

The Cabinet on Thursday approved setting up of a Central Tribal University in Andhra Pradesh. The 'Central Tribal University of Andhra Pradesh' will be set up in Relli village of Vizianagaram district as provided under the 13th schedule to the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014.

Speaking at a press conference after Cabinet meeting, Union Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said a fund of Rs 420 crore for the first phase expenditure towards establishment of the university has been approved. 

Other major decision taken in Cabinet meeting:

# Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved strategic disinvestment of 100 per cent Government. of India’s equity in the Dredging Corporation of India Ltd.

# In-principle approval for operation, management and development of Jaipur, Lucknow, Thiruvananthapuram, Guwahati, Ahmedabad and Mangaluru airports on PPP (Public private partnership) model.

# In-principle approval for sale of enemy shares under the custody of Ministry of Home Affairs/Custodian of Enemy Property of India (CEPI).

# Cabinet approves signing and ratifying the Extradition Agreement between India and Morocco, the Agreement will provide a legal base for the extradition of fugitive offenders accused of economic offences, terrorism and other serious offences.

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