STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Aid for special institutions hiked in Odisha

Similarly, the assistance has been hiked from Rs 250 to Rs 370 for the students who are studying in special institutions but not staying in hostels.

Published: 28th February 2020 10:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th February 2020 10:31 AM   |  A+A-

For representational purposes. (Photo | Sindhu Chandrasekaran, EPS)

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR:   The State Government on Thursday hiked the financial assistance provided to students with disabilities and announced to fund for procurement of sports equipment and computers.The monthly stipend for the students those who are staying in hostels has been increased from Rs 1,200 to Rs 1,760. The stipend included expenses for food, clothes, study and medical care. 

Similarly, the assistance has been hiked from Rs 250 to Rs 370 for the students who are studying in special institutions but not staying in hostels. Minister for Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Ashok Chandra Panda said the aid to special institutions for students with disabilities has also been enhanced. Each institution will get Rs 10,000 once in every three years for sports materials besides one time assistance of Rs one lakh for furniture, Rs 50,000 for computers and Rs 60,000 for software, he added. “The enhanced assistance will be provided from April onwards. 

The Government will spend Rs 3.66 crore for the stipend per annum while Rs 2.27 crore will be spent for sports equipment and computer accessories,” Panda added. Odisha has 103 special institutions for students with disabilities. 

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
TAGS
Odisha

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp