Free higher education in exchange for highway land

The state government in Maharashtra has decided to make higher education free for children whose parents are willing to opt for the land-pooling model for the construction of 710-km-long Mumbai Nagpur Super Expressway, writes Mehul R Thakkar for The Asian Age.

In the land-pool model, landowners are expected to voluntarily give up land for a project and in return they will be given smaller developed plots.

The decision to make higher education free for people opting for land pooling has been approved by the Cabinet and a formal government resolution on the same is expected shortly, said Kiran Kurundkar, joint managing director, Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation, the implementing agency for the Expressway.
Full report on The Asian Age site