Odisha: The Government of Odisha have approved the projects worth Rs 640.55 cr under Odisha Mineral Bearing Areas Development Corporation (OMBADC) in the sectors of the development of secondary schools, environmental monitoring and sports development in urban local bodies (ULBs) of the mineral-bearing districts.
These approvals were approved in the Board of Directors meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra in digital mode from Lokseba Bhawan. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of OMBADC, Uma Nanduri, presented the necessity and expected outcome of the projects for discussion.
Giving approval to the projects, Chief Secretary Mohapatra directed to provide global level education and exposure to the students under secondary school development programme. He said since the smart classroom, e-library, science lab, ICT lab would be developed through the new project, the teachers must focus on providing the best education to the students with global exposure.
Chief Executive Officer, OMBADC Uma Nanduri evaluated that a total number of 889 secondary schools in the districts of Angul, Dhenkanal, Deogarh, Jajpur, Jharsuguda, Mayurbhaj, and Sundargarh districts were included under the project with an estimated amount of Rs 533.40 cr. The project on the application of ICT and data science for the development of the environmental information system in the mining areas of Odisha estimated at Rs 3.10 cr was also sanctioned in the meeting.