Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik sanctioned ₹101 crore for offering scholarships to 50,000 Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe college students.
The scholarship quantity shall be transferred on to the financial institution accounts of scholars. The Chief Minister additionally inaugurated three ‘Akanshya’ hostels and 68 different hostels. He additionally launched “My Hostel” playing cards for five.75 lakh college students residing in hostels.
Addressing the occasion, Patnaik mentioned, “Schooling is the idea of reformation and my authorities has at all times targeted on the training and due to this SC&ST college students have been excelling in varied fields.”
He additionally said: “A complete of 1.5 lakh pupil shall be benefited by the programme. They will avail post-matric scholarship by Odisha State Scholarship portal instantly of their checking account.”
“This can profit round 5.75 lakh college students in getting correct lodging and research services in 6,700 hostels constructed for SC & ST college students. Steps have been taken to offer correct training to them.
Highlighting the vitamin programme yesterday for the tribes, the Chief Minister mentioned that that is one other necessary programme of the state authorities.