he Modi cabinet’s decision to set up 50 Kendriya Vidyalayas, which will start functioning from 2019-20 academic session, will cater to one lakh students and help increase the number of central schools to 1,252. The government has set aside Rs 1,579 crore for development of these KVs over a period of five years. Around 12.5 lakh students study in the KV system. Two super thermal power projects with a capacity of 1,320 MW each were approved in Khurja in Uttar Pradesh and Buxar in Bihar. The CCEA approved recommendations of a GoM relating to grant of linkage coal for short-term power purchase agreement and allowed existing coal linkage to be used in case of termination of PPAs due to payment default by discoms and procurement of bulk power by a nodal agency against pre-declared linkages.