Rs 150 Cr demanded by Berhampur Varsity as Phailin package

Berhampur University has sought his way out to cope up with the destruction caused by the cyclone Phailin. The university has stretched his hands and asked the state government to give the financial aid of 150 Crore for the facelift of the campus.

The officials have already pinned down the plan of reconstruction which includes reconstruction of some of the old structures like administrative building, teaching departments, staff quarters, guesthouse, sports complex, students; union office and hostels.

Berhampur Varsity wants 150 Cr


Apart from construction, the officials also proposed a plan of replacing over head electrical lines to under ground cables and massive plantation to restore Bhanja Vihar's lush green campus.

"We have restored only 10% of the damaged structure and need a special package to rebuild Bhanja Vihar", says vice-chancellor Deepak Kumar Behera.

He was addressing an interface among revenue minister SN Patro, Local MLAs, district administration and public to review post-cyclone management and prepare a roadmap for rebuilding the university. The meeting was organised by students' union.

Although, the government had already sanctioned Rs 10 crore to the university while 3 crore was released for immediate restoration. University's VC's demands were well supported by Berhampur's MLA RC Chyaupatnaik and Gopalpur legislator Pradeep Kumar Panigrahi.

On the other hand, minister asked the university's officials to prepare Detail Project Report (DPR) for restoration by engaging a competent consultant and submit it to government.

"Funds is not a constraint for development work. The government will consider sanctioning funds for development of the university after studying the report," says, the minister.

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