Zilla Parishad to start working in women’s hostel in Pune

The pilot project will be launched in Kothrud. While other locations are yet to be determined, officials said

The Department of Women and Child Development, together with Zilla Parishad (ZP), plans to set up a hostel for female students pursuing higher education and working women.

The pilot project will be launched in Kothrud. While other locations are yet to be determined, officials said.

According to a letter published by the ZP and the Department of Women and Child Development, many women face problems when looking for accommodation in the city.

“Through a program from the central government, we are planning to set up a hostel. This will ensure that women wishing to pursue higher education and working within the city limits obtain housing at affordable rates,” the letter states.

“There are five buildings in the ZP in which there are 76 apartments, 61 of which are vacant. After proper renovation, these apartments will be used as a hostel for women,” said Ayush Prasad, Managing Director (CEO) of ZP.

“The intention is to use the apartments to accommodate the women, and the ZP will use the accommodation fees for the maintenance of the facilities. It will also serve as an additional source of income for the ZP. Women seeking higher education and working women can benefit from this program,” he said.

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