KISS to open branch at Kandhamal in association with the MDH

Bhubaneswar: A branch of the Kalinga Institute of Social Science (KISS) would be opened in Kandhamal district soon in association with the MDH. In this regard, an MoU was signed between the MDH Spices and the KISS in New Delhi on Thursday.

KIIT & KISS founder and Kandhamal MP Dr Achyuta Samanta signed the agreement with MDH chairman Mahashay Dharmapal Gulati. The MDH would provide financial support for KISS-Kandhamal, where about 4,000 poor tribal children would study. The land for the institution has already been purchased and construction work would be completed within a year. Besides, the MDH has also proposed to set up a 100-bed hospital in the Kandhamal district headquarters Phulbani town.

Further, Gulati has agreed to open three spice production units in three different places, a school and a hospital in Kandhamal besides a 100-room hotel-cum-resort at Daringbadi of the district. The company has already discussed with the State Government in this regard.