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Centre approves Rs 650 crore to set up cancer hospital in Odisha

Published on July 28, 2022
Current Context: Centre approves Rs 650 crore to set up a cancer hospital on the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) campus in Jatni.
Centre approves Rs 650 crore to set up cancer hospital in Odisha
  • The Centre will collaborate with Tata Trust to establish a cancer hospital and a skill development center for oncology treatment at the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) campus in Jatni.
  • Union minister for education and skill development Dharmendra Pradhan held a meeting with Jitendra Singh (Union minister of state for Science and Technology) and senior officers of Tata Memorial Centre, Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi at New Delhi announced the plan to set up a cancer hospital in Odisha.
  • An amount of Rs 650 crore is approved for the project out of which the Union government will contribute Rs 400 crore and Rs 250 crore will be contributed by Tata Trusts.
  • For the setting up of the cancer hospital, 17 acres of land have been acquired by NISER within its campus, and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship will provide 10 acres of land.
  • The hospital is targeted to be completed within three years, will be constructed by Tata Trusts and after construction will be handed over to the central government.
  • The hospital will have a skill-training center by the Ministry of Skill development and will also have provision for capacity building of medical staff.
  • Static Knowledge:
    • CM of Odisha - Naveen Patnaik
    • Governor of Odisha - Ganeshi Lal

Question: 

Q.1 How much amount has been approved by the central government to set up a cancer hospital in Odisha?
a. Rs 500 crore
b. Rs 550 crore
c. Rs 600 crore
d. Rs 650 crore

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