Hyderabad: Social Welfare Minister Pithani Satyanarayana on Tuesday denied reports which appeared in a section of the media that some of the Social Welfare hostels would be shut down.
Clarifying on the allegation, the Minister told media persons at the Secretariat on Tuesday that the government was on the other hand trying to develop the said hostels as per the requirements so that the students received more facilities.
Mr Satyanarayana was of the opinion that students would be provided better facilities with improved infrastructure while integrating/merging some of the small hostels.
He informed that approximately 4900 Social Welfare hostels were functional at present and ‘merger’ would only help provide quality services and facilities to the students.
Further clarifying on the alleged closure of some of the hostels, the Minister said that where the strength of the students was less than 50, such hostels would be merged so that the students would come under a better and bigger cover of the management.(INN)