New Delhi: The union cabinet is learnt to have approved funds worth Rs7,000 crore for the establishment of permanent campuses of six IITs across the country on Tuesday, people in the government aware of the development said.

A total of Rs7,002.42 crore has been approved for Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campuses in Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh), Palakkad (Kerala), Dharwad (Karnataka), Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir), Bhilai (Chhattisgarh) and Goa, the people said.

There was no official statement on this from the government.