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Odisha to build 250 SC & ST Hostels in 6 months

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Bhubanewar: Odisha SC & ST Minister Ramesh Majhi on Monday informed that the state government will establish 250 new hostels for the SC & ST students within 6 months

While reviewing the matter of Scheduled Caste (SC) & Scheduled Tribe (ST) hostels, Majhi said that 250 new hostels will be constructed with an estimated cost of Rs 187 crore in the financial year 2017-18.

“A review meeting has been held by the SC & ST Department on the existing conditions buildings, class rooms and hostels which are under the EMRS, KMRS, Anwesha and Akhankya Yojnas. As many as 250 hostels have been sanctioned under Anwesa Yojna in the financial year 2017-18, in which Standard I and II students of the schools will stay there,” the Minister said.

“Tender process has also started in different places and the buildings will be completed within six months. The SC & ST students will stay there and study in nearby English medium schools. Rs 187.50 crore has sanctioned for those new buildings,” he further informed.

The Minister also stated that the state government will set up 6 more hostels under Akhankya Yojnas.

He further said that 14 Eklavya Model Residential Schools and 10 Kalinga Model Residential Schools will be built to provide education to the Navodaya students. The state government will construct the Kalinga Model Residential Schools for the first time.