Odisha to have three new planetariums soon

Bhubaneswar: Three new planetariums will be set up soon in Odisha, informed Science & Technology Minister Badrinarayan Patra to the House.

The three planetariums will come up in Gopalpur, Rayagada and Baripada, said Patra in Assembly on Thursday.

In a reply to a query asked by BJD MLA Dr. Ramesh Chandra Chyau Patnaik, the Minister said that the proposed planetarium will be constructed in 5 acre area at Bikrampur in Gopalpur of Ganjam district. The government has sanctioned Rs 49,52,400 to IDCO for construction of boundary in the area.

Last year, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated Odisha’s second planetarium in Sambalpur. The planetarium has been named after late President and scientist APJ Abdul Kalam.

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