Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announces KALIA scholarships for children of farmers

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announces KALIA scholarships for children of farmers who will pursue education in Govt professional institutions at a rally in Keonjhar district.

Addressing the mega farmers’ convention, Patnaik said, “The KALIA scheme of State government is popular among all. The future of farmers depends upon the development of their children. I wish, your (farmers) children become doctors, engineers, lawyers and managers. Therefore, I am announcing the ‘KALIA Chhatra Bruti’ for your children.”

“The children of farmers, enrolled under KALIA scheme, taking admissions in government professional colleges will get the scholarship on merit basis. The Odisha government will bear the higher education expenses of your children,” the Odisha CM further said.

The Chief Minister also inaugurated 17 welfare projects worth Rs 66 crores and laid the foundation for 47 projects worth Rs 2,100 crores. He has also approved drinking water projects worth Rs 1,050 crores to supply safe drinking water in the district.

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