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Three new planetariums in State soon




 The Odisha Government has decided to set up three new planetariums in different parts of the State to popularise science and technology among people.

Science and Technology Minister Badri Narayan Patra said at a felicitation programme organized by Odisha Bigyan Academy (OBA) here that the new planetariums will be setup in Baripada, Rayagada and Gopalpur.

The State Council of Science and Technology department has already taken a decision in this regard,” Patra added.
The Minister said the council has also decided to open four new regional science centres at Keonjhar, Jeypore, Baripada and Gopalpur.
Notably, the State has only one working planetarium — the Pathani Samanta Planetarium-- in Bhubaneswar which was established in 1990.
The State government has taken initiatives to promote and inculcate interest in science education among the science lovers and encourage students to take up science as a career. Recently Odisha government also announced to set up advanced science laboratories in 100 schools across the State.





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