Odisha govt hikes prematric scholarship from Rs 800 to Rs 1000

Bhubaneshwar: Government of Odisha has enhanced the prematric scholarship for ST & SC boarders from Rs 750 to Rs 950 for boys and from Rs 800 to Rs 1000 for girls.

Provision of prematric scholarships to ST & SC boarders of schools under the ST & SC Development Department and School & Mass Education Department is one of the flagship schemes of the State Government.

The prematric scholarship primarily meant for the mess management in the hostels aims at the educational and holistic development of ST & SC boarders.

Further, millet (mandia) based food items would be introduced in hostels menu to address the nutritional security of the boarders.

The scheme would benefit more than five lakh ST & SC boarders. An expenditure amounting to Rs 490 crores would be incurred annually towards prematric scholarship.

The monthly rate of PMS of ST & SC boarder students was last enhanced in the year 2015.