The main objective is to provide financial assistance for technical education to children of construction workers.
The total cost of the project is around Rs. 1.09 crore that has been deposited to the accounts of the beneficiaries.
Launching the programme, Mr Patnaik said ‘Nirman Kusuma’ would help fulfil dreams of construction workers’ children. He said the children of construction workers would get financial assistance for their education in Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and polytechnics.
While an ITI student will be entitled to get financial assistance of Rs. 23,600, a diploma student to get Rs. 26,300 per annum. A total of 1,878 students will get benefit from the programme.
Mr Patnaik said the government had already deposited Rs. 1.09 crore in the bank account of beneficiaries of the ‘Nirmal Kusuma’. The chief minister said the government had decided to increase the financial assistance by 20 per cent for girl students. Female students from standard sixth to post graduation level are being provided financial assistance.
The state government has doubled the death benefits for the construction workers. While the construction workers’ family was getting Rs. one lakh as compensation, now they will get Rs. two lakh.
Similarly, the accidental benefit has been doubled from Rs. two lakh to Rs. four lakh.
Chief Minister: Naveen Patnaik.
Governor: Prof. Ganeshi Lal.
Lakes: Chilika Lake, Kanjia Lake, Anshupa Lake, Balimela Reservoir.
Dams: Rengali Dam, Kala dam, Pitamahal Dam, Kansbahal Dam, Tikhali Dam, Deras Dam, Salia Dam, Ghodahada Dam, Kuanria Dam.