Odisha govt announces waiver of hostel fees for ITI students

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Bhubaneswar, Feb 3 (PTI) Odisha government Wednesday announced the waiver of hostel fees of students of state-run ITIs for nine months between April to December 2020 during the pandemic period, an official said.

The decision was taken as per the direction of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Around 30,000 ITI (Industrial Training Institute) students of the state will be benefitted by the move, the official said.

The hostel fee for a student of a government-run iti per month is Rs 125.

Each student will get a waiver of Rs 1125 as they were not staying at the hostels during the period due to the COVID-19 situation, the official said. PTI AAM KK PTI PTI