Odisha government to set up advanced science labs

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to promote Science education among students in the schools, Odisha government has decided to set up advanced science laboratories in 100 schools across the state, informed Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the Governing Council’s meeting of Science and Technology Department here on Tuesday.

The Chief Minister also laid down the key aspects of Science education and stressed on providing infrastructural facility and training to encourage students willing to pursue science as a career.

The state government aims to popularize the application of science and technology in schools and colleges through various research oriented programs, Patnaik said.

Apart from education, the meeting aimed at exhorting the students to make use of science and latest technologies in the field of agriculture, health care, and power sector.

“The main discussion of the meeting was to create basic awareness among the children so that they take up science as a career after Plus Two. We also have plans to encourage them through scholarships, through competitive examinations and proper training,” said Science and Technology Secretary Vir Vikram Yadav.

Science and Technology Minister Badri Narayan Patra informed that Rs 10 lakh would be sanctioned to each of the 100 schools for setting up advanced science laboratories.

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