Patnaik launches portal for 'hassle-free' scholarship disbursements

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Bhubaneswar, Oct 27 (PTI) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday launched a dedicated portal for students to ensure payment of scholarships in a 'hassle-free' manner.

The portal will benefit about 11 lakh students availing 21 different scholarships in the state, Patnaik said.

The ST & SC Development, Higher Education, School and Mass Education, Labour and ESI, Skill Development & Technical Education and Agriculture Departments will offer scholarships on the portal, he said.

Patnaik also launched another portal to provide Rs 2.5 lakh incentive for inter-caste marriages, and said social harmony will prevail with such weddings.

Inter-caste couples can avail the incentive within 60 days of marriage. PTI AAM RBT RBT