Friday, July 14, 2006


Pioneer: IISc to be set up in State, says Union Minister

IISc to be set up in State, says Union Minister

Pioneer News Service | Bhubaneswar

The Union Minister of State for Labour, Chandra Sekhar Sahoo on Friday claimed that the Indian Institute of Science would be set up in the Orissa.

Addressing a Press conference here on Friday, Sahoo said that he had met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi in this connection. According to him, the PM categorically assured him that the institute would be set up in the State.

Taking the Prime Minister's assurance, no one should be worried about the IIIS any more, he said. He further said the UPA Government has given due priority to the setting up of such an institute in the State.

He further said the Centre this year has accorded status of Centre of Excellency to the four ITIs of the State. These ITIs are Berhampur, Balasore, Talcher and Hirakud.

The Berhampur ITI will be treated as a centre of Excellency for Instrumentation, Balasore as Eelctrtcial, Talcher as Production and Manufacturing and Berhampur as Automobile. The Centre would provide Rs 3 crore to each of these institutes.

He further said the Centre is actively considering giving more assistance to the ITIs of Bhawnipatna and Puri for infrastructure development. He further informed the Centre has no plan to take off the Revised Long Term Action Plan (RLTAP) from the KBK area.

He also announced the sub-regional office of Provident Fund would be opened in Keonjhar.Pradesh Congress President Jayedev Jena, who was present in the conference, said steps have been taken to prepare the Congress for the upcoming Panchayat elections with 30 observers appointed for the purpose.

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