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Odisha: Tata Steel to construct 30 Adarsh Vidyalayas in 7 districts

Tata Steel will construct 30 Adarsh Vidyalayas, state-run English medium schools, in seven districts of Odisha state and signed an MoU with School and mass education department.

As per the MoU signed between the two, Tata Steel will set up model schools in Jajpur (9), Cuttack (8), Keonjhar and Sundergarh (3 each), Ganjam (5) and one each in Dhenkanal and Nayagarh district.

“The steel major will spend Rs 4 crore each for the construction of model schools besides spending Rs 33 lakh each for other logistics required for the instutitions,” school and mass education minister Debi Prasad Mishra said.

Currently as many as 100 Adarsh Vidyalayas are operating in 14 districts of the state while 62 new schools are under construction. Besides, 55 schools will be constructed with the help of corporate houses.

“By the next academic session at least 60 Adarsh schools will be made functional and we are requesting Tata Steel to complete at least 15 by the beginning of the academic session,” said Debi Mishra.

He said, government is also taking steps to set up Adarsh Vidyalayas in rest 97 blocks. “A budget of Rs 2981.51 crore has been sanctioned for next five years for the project,” he added.

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