Odisha government taken a decision for the development of the education department. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the government has decided to provide free uniforms to all pupils in state-run schools across the state and free bicycles to each class nine students. Earlier, only class ten students were given free bi-cycles.
CM made this announcement while speaking during a state-level function organized by the School and Mass Education Department at Jayadev Bhawan here on the occasion of Teacher’s Day.
The schools uniforms were earlier provided free to students under below poverty line (BPL) category. Now, the state government has decided to extend it to above poverty line (APL) category too.