In Budget 2021-22, the Education and Skill Development received the highest allocation with around Rs 24,370 crore with a major thrust on the development of schools, colleges, and skill training institutes. The State Government allocation of such a tremendous price will be used for the education sector that will focus on conferring quality education and giving employable skills.
Samir Ranjan Dash School and Mass Education Minister stated that an allocation of 253 crores has been made under the Mo School program. This year’s allocation of money is termed as six times more than the previous fiscal. ‘Mo School’ campaign by the State Government was a huge success due to which Odisha Government has allocated Rs 7 crore for the Mo College Abhiyan which will be launched in March.
According to the official report apart from these two programs, more emphasis will also be given to Samagra Sikshya for which, Rs 3,066 crore has been allocated. This initiative will help to improve the quality of education, learning results and promote the use of technology to empower children and teachers.
For Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya the allocation has been reduced previous year around Rs 400 crore was allocated but only Rs 280 crore has been allocated.
For the mid-day meal scheme in schools at the elementary level, around Rs, 957 crores have been allocated by the state government. For Odia University at Satyabadi around Rs, 10 crores have been provided while Rs 157 crore has been allocated for the infrastructure development funds for higher education and for the provision made under RUSA remains at Rs 212 crore.
For laptop distribution among the meritorious student’s amount of Rs, 46 crores have been allocated.