Bhubaneswar, Feb 22: A layout of Rs 24,370 crore has been allocated in the Odisha Annual Budget for education and skill development sector of the State.
While Rs 280 crore has been provided under Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya, Rs 3,066 crore has been set for Samagra Sikshya Abhiyan and Rs 57 crore for Mid-day Meal Scheme all of which will have a State share of 40%, said Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari.
A sum of Rs 253 crore has been allocated under Mo School Programme for infrastructure development of schools
Similarly, Rs 430 crore has been allocated under the Gangadhar Meher Sikhya Manakbrudhi Yojana (GMSMY) to provide school bags to all children from Class-I to V, free textbooks and school uniform including shoes to all children from Class-I to VIII and free bicycles to all students in Class-IX of Government and fully aided schools, including OAVs.
Rs 1,002 crore has been earmarked towards all students’ scholarships to be credited through DBT, while a provision of Rs 100 crore made for the World Skill Centre in Bhubaneswar.