Nagpur: In view of Maharashtra Government declaring drought in 151 Talukas and the subsequent decision to waive off educational fees in the districts hit by the natural calamity, the Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) has issued a notification and informed all affiliated colleges and institutes about waiver of fees. The RTMNU notification contains all details of regarding waiver of fees. The colleges and institutes have been directed not to recover fees from the eligible students and send their applications to the university.
The RTMNU has clarified that those students who have already availed 100 percent concession in fees will not be eligible of waiver of fees in the drought affected areas. Similarly, those students who arte appearing in exams second time will also not get the waiver benefit. The students whose parents reside in cities and own houses will also be out of ambit of this scheme, the RTMNU notification said.
“We have decided to waive off educational fees of farmers’ children upto standard 12 in the districts affected by drought”, State Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse said. He said similarly children of farmers in the drought hit areas studying engineering and medicine will get 50 per cent concession in their fees.
Maharashtra Government declared drought in 151 talukas in the state. The government said that out of 151 talukas, 112 have been hit by severe drought while moderate drought has hit 39 talukas in 26 districts of the state. Out of 26 drought-hit districts, eight are from Vidarbha and Marathwada each, five are from North Maharashtra, four are from Western Maharashtra and one from Konkan region.