Punjabrao Deshmukh Scheme

  • The state government of Maharashtra has decided to launch a new scheme to encourage and support students for higher education. The scheme named as “Punjabrao Deshmukh Scheme” will provide hostel fee to the children of poor farmers and registered labourers.
  • The main objective of the Punjabrao Deshmukh Scheme will be to encourage the financially weaker students to pursue higher studies. Under the scheme, the state government will financially help the students by paying their hostel fee.
  • Students pursuing any professional courses such as engineering, medical or any other recognized course will be eligible to avail the scheme benefits.
  • The state government of Maharashtra, other than this scheme has also launched a new scheme named as Deendayal Upadhay Swayam Yojana for providing hostel and food facilities to tribal students. The government has also extended the Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj Fee Reimbursement Scheme to everyone whose family income is less than 6 Lakh per annum.
  • Maharashtra government has made a budgetary provision of Rs. 1000 crore for implementing these education sector scheme for the current year.

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