NIT Rourkela to help uplift backward districts of Odisha

Through the research project, NIT Rourkela aims to work significantly towards reducing poverty

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Press Trust of India | February 3, 2021 | 10:31 AM IST

NEW DELHI: The National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Rourkela has signed an MoU with its distinguished alumni Venkata Narasimham Peri for the uplift of backward regions of Koraput, Balangir and Kalahandi in Odisha. Peri is the sponsor of its Poverty Alleviation Research Centre (PARC).

Through this research project, NIT Rourkela aims to make a significant contribution to reducing poverty in that region.

The MoU was signed during the diamond jubilee celebrations of the institute.

"Institutes like NIT Rourkela plays a significant role in India's call for 'Vocal for Local', and 'Local for Global'. I appeal to the students to aim to create jobs rather than seeking jobs. I believe this institution is doing wonders, with the help of FTBI (Foundation for Technology & Business Incubation)," Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said at the virtual event.

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