Bhubaneswar, Mar 2: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday inaugurated hostels for scheduled tribe (ST) and scheduled caste (SC) students in the state. The CM inaugurated three ‘Akankhya hostels’ located at Berhampur, Sambalpur and Rourkela, an official said, adding that Rs 150 crore was spent on the construction of these hostels.
Patnaik inaugurated the projects through virtual mode. The chief minister said the state government has been implementing the ‘Akankhya Programme’ to provide education to the SC and ST students at reputed schools. As part of the scheme, the CM inaugurated the three Akankhya hostels.