NMDC, the country's largest iron ore producer, has signed an MoU with Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) at Hyderabad for establishing and managing a fully residential public school for the tribal students of Bastar, Chhattisgarh. The MoU was signed at NMDC Corporate Office by Dr A Samanta, Founder of KISS and Mr G.B. Joshi, Director (Personnel), NMDC, in the presence of Mr Rana Som, Chairman and Managing Director.

The Bhubaneswar-based institute will facilitate the establishment of a fully residential public school for providing quality education to the tribal students of Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. The school will come up initially in about 20 acres of land near Kanker, North Bastar Dist. The MoU envisages the admission of about 1,000 tribal students, drawn from all the five districts of Bastar. It will house about 4,000 tribal students when the entire campus is ready.