Govt to build 237 boys’ hostels for Odisha Adarsha Vidyalayas

Bhubaneswar: The state government will construct as many as 237 boys’ hostels for Odisha Adarsha Vidyalayas.

A proposal in this regard got the Cabinet approval today.

The state government will spend around Rs 1,000 crore for construction of the boys’ hostels. Each hostel can accommodate 100 boys, said Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra.

The Cabinet also approved a proposal for leasing out 40 acres of land at Goudakashipur near Jatni in Khurda district to Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal (SVKM) Trust for establishment of a university. At least 30 per cent seats at the proposed university will be reserved for the underprivileged students of Odisha, said Mohapatra.

The Cabinet gave its nod to the tender for construction of a 130 MLD water treatment plant in Bhubaneswar.

The state government will create leave and training reserve posts in various categories of teaching posts in government secondary schools across Odisha. The Cabinet has approved a proposal in this regard, he said.

A proposal to revise the cost estimate of the Drainage Improvement Programme also got the Cabinet nod. “The state government has planned to renovate the drainage channels in coastal Odisha. Besides, it has decided to lease out a piece of land at Pandaripali in Sambalpur to Vision India Foundation for establishment of an eye hospital,” added the Chief Secretary.

The state Cabinet has given its approval for amendment of Odisha MSME Development Policy-16 and Odisha Food Processing Policy-2013. A proposal for amendment of DRIEMS University, Odisha Bill also got the Cabinet approval, he said.


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