Cabinet approves creation of Central University of Ladakh: Anurag Thakur

The cabinet has approved the establishment of a Central University in the union territory of Ladakh, at a cost of ₹750 crore, Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur informed today, July 22.

The cabinet approved the establishment of a central university in the Union territory of Ladakh, at a cost of 750 crore, the Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Anurag Thakur, informed today (July 22).

“This will resolve regional imbalances in the level of higher education and promote the overall growth and development of the territory of the Union,” he said.

A central university will tackle regional imbalances in higher education and stimulate intellectual movement in the territory of the Union, he added.

The cabinet also approved a multi-purpose integrated company in Ladakh. The company will contribute to infrastructure cooperation and act as the main construction agency in the Union territory, the minister said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his speech to the nation on the last day of independence announced that a new university would be established in Ladakh. The Union Minister of Finance had also announced it on this subject in the speech on the 2021-2022 budget.

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