Shirdi to get non-conventional educational complex

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Mumbai, Jul 29 (UNI) A huge non-conventional educational complex will come up in the temple town of Shirdi in Maharashtra.

A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting held at the Sahyadri state guest house today. The meeting was attended by Union Agriculutre Minister Sharad Pawar, Minister for Higher and Technical Education Dilip Valse-Patil, Shirdi board chairman Jayant Sasane and local MLA Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil.

The idea of a modern educational complex was mooted by Mr Pawar when he had visited Shirdi recently. The board took the opportunity to formalise a proposal.

''Today's meeting was held to fine-tune the same,'' said Mr Valse Patil, while talking to UNI at Mantralaya.

It was decided to have at least 500 acres of land to be earmarked for the educational complex, where research facilities and study material of non-conventional educational streams would be provided, he said.

Mr Valase-Patil said an expert committee would be set up to look into the matter.

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