Anwesha-a new scheme launched by Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik. Under the scheme, children from scheduled caste and scheduled tribe would get a chance to study in public schools in urban areas.
Under the scheme, all the expenses for education including transportation, hostel, books, uniform and school fees all would be bear by the state government. The scholarship for SC, ST students has also been increased.
Selection of the interested children would be done through lottery by a committee chaired by district collectors.
Amount of Rs.25, 000 will be given by the government to each student for school fees yearly. In future government is planning to include more schools in town like Cuttack and Bhubaneshwar.