As many as 7,258 children of farmers in the State would receive scholarship under the KALIA Chhatra Brutti scheme this year.
This was informed by Agriculture and Higher Education Minister Arun Sahoo after a review meeting on the matter held here on Thursday.
Sahoo told reporters that out of the 19,247 applications received for the scheme, 7,258 have been shortlisted for the scheme.
They would get scholarship for pursuing different professional courses in Government-run colleges across the State, he said.
Notably, earlier this year, State Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during a farmers’ congregation had announced that his Government would bear education expenses of children of the KALIA scheme beneficiaries.
Under the scheme, children of farmers who have taken admission in Government-run professional colleges are eligible to receive the scholarship.