Free uniforms to class IX, X students

Published: 15th August 2012 11:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th August 2012 11:36 AM   |  A+A-

In yet another populist measure, the State Government on Tuesday decided to provide free school uniforms to Class IX and X students in schools run by the Scheduled Tribe and Schedule Caste Development Department.

 According to the Chief Minister’s Office, the scheme will be funded by Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF). A total of 41,995 students would benefit.

 The State Government through the Odisha Primary Education Programme Authority (OPEPA) is providing free uniforms to students up to Class VIII in all Government-run schools while those in Class X are being given bicycles. These efforts have helped reduce the dropout rate in schools, a release said.


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