The DEOs have additionally been directed to conduct a school-wise evaluation for his or her districts and submit a report inside 10 days. The HSC exams, performed by BSE, started on April 30 and had been performed throughout 3,540 centres within the state. In 2021, solely 4,412 college students had missed the examination.
Odisha has announced a bonus of Rs 120 crore for the welfare of Kendu leaf pluckers. The bonus would benefit around 8 lakh Kendu leaf pluckers, binders, and other seasonal staff, the CMO said. The govt has also increased the collection price of Kendu leaves for 2022, which will help 7.50 lakh people.