Sunday, February 4, 2007
Odisha.com reports on Government of India's betrayal towards Orissa and its people while establishing new IIT across India. The announcement made by state minister of HRD, Government of India in Patna was downplayed.
TOI reported that Union minister of state for HRD MAA Fatmi on 28-8-06 said, "The proposal for one IIT for Bihar and two for Orissa and one Western Indian state besides one IIIT to Bihar will be included in 11th Five Year Plan." W.r.t Orissa he probably referred to one of the 3 new IITs proposed to be in the 11th plan and a branch campus of IIT KGP in BBSR. However, later news reports say that the 3 new IITs will be in Bihar, Rajasthan and AP. Yet again, Orissa has been sidelined by MHRD.