DAVANGERE:The state government has decided to provide monthly scholarships of Rs 1,500 through the Vidyasiri scheme to poor students from backward communities, Minister for Social Welfare H Anjaneya said on Sunday.
“Around 60,000 students in the state will benefit from this scheme in the coming academic year,” he said. “Last year, 56,000 students benefited from this scheme,” he added.
At the inauguration of student classroom blocks at the Davangere University here, Anjaneya said the state government had released Rs 5 crore to complete SC and ST student hostel buildings at the postgraduate centre at Chitraduraga. He said funds will be released soon for the construction of hostels for SC and ST students in Davangere University.
“The state government has also decided to release Rs 50 lakh to each university to set up Ambedkar Study centres, and more funds will be released next year for hostels,” Anjaneya said. He said he had appealed to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to withdraw economic measures for the education sector.