Tata Steel to invest Rs 135 cr to construct 30 Model Schools in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Indian steel major Tata Steel will construct 30 model schools in 30 blocks across the state with an investment of Rs 135 crore in order to provide quality education infrastructure to students in far flung areas.

As per its corporate social responsibility and investment plans the steel manufacturer on Wednesday led the foundation stone of the first such school at Jantaribol of Kamakshyanagar block in Dhenkanal by Prafulla Kumar Mallik, Minister, Steel & Mines, Labour & Employees’ State Insurance.

According to officials, the two-storey school building will be built over a land mass of 20.52 acres. Along with the building, the company will also provide the required furniture for each school.

After completion of the construction, the schools will be handed over to the State Government. Jamshedpur Utilities and Services Company (JUSCO), a Tata Steel subsidiary company, will be responsible for the construction of the model schools.

Among others District Collector Roopa Roshan Sahoo, Premananda Khuntia, State Project Director, Odisha Madhyamik Shiksha Mission, Sunil Bhaskaran, Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel, Ashish Mathur, MD, JUSCO, Pankaj Satija, General Manager, Operations, Ferro Alloys & Minerals Divisions, Sukinda, Tata Steel, Manikanta Naik, Chief Resident Executive, Tata Steel were present during the stone led ceremony.