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CM launches Mission Suvidya to improve basic services at ST-SC hostels

Bhubaneswar Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today launched Mission Suvidya which will ensure quality norms in basic facilities such as safe building, functional toilets, safe drinking water, proper kitchen and dining in ST-SC Development department hostels.

The Odisha Government in the ST-SC Development Department also signed three MoUs, one with Quality Council of India (QCI) to improve the management and infrastructures of tribal hostels, second with Akshara Foundation to improve education standard and third with TRIFED for better marketing of tribal products from the State.

The MoUs were signed at the Lok Seva Bhawan here in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. On the occasion, Patnaik too launched Mission Suvidya which will ensure quality norms in basic facilities such as safe building, functional toilets, safe drinking water, proper kitchen and dining in ST-SC Development department hostels.

The QCI will conduct a comprehensive assessment and evaluation of ST-SC hostels leading to quality assurance and quality sustenance with an objective to achieve ISO 9001:2015 certification for these hostels.

The ST-SC Development Department runs as many as 6,500 hostels with over 5.7 lakh students. The Chief Minister also launched the logo and unveiled the dashboard of the mission. ST-SC Development Minister Jagannath Saraka, among others, was present in the function.

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