The Orissa Remote Sensing Application Centre (ORSAC) has submitted a proposal to telecast EDUSAT programme in 1000 schools across the state. The programme would be shown in 600 Primary and Upper primary schools and 400 High schools by this year. The Centre has agreed to allow the state government to utilise Rs 22 crore from the existing funding under Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) for implementation of EDUSAT programme in 1000 schools. ISRO and Department of Science had already communicated decision to establish EDUSAT Hub in ORSAC building and provide 10 SIT free of cost.
By 2007-2008 the EDUSAT would be implemented in 20,000 schools which include 14,500 Elementary Schools and 5,500 High Schools with a total outlay of Rs 705.43 crore, as proposed by the School and Mass Education Department to the Ministry of Human Resource Development. It has been decided by the Government to extend the EDUSAT programme to 100 schools located in KBK area utilising the existing GRAMSAT network. The EDUSAT programme would be further extended to other schools later with technical support of ISRO and Department of Science and financial support from Ministry of Human Resources Development.