Odisha Panchayat Polls: Not Roti, Kapada, Makan, BJD 'Zero Hour Uprisings' Shows It's Rice, Kisan, Makan

Reality checks show the zero hour BJD uprisings is to shift the blame on the Centre over the flip-flops in PMAY and rice procurement

Not Roti, Kapada,Makan, Its Rice, Kisan , Makan In Odisha

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The MoRD report further reveals that the Ministry had allowed states, including Odisha, to identify eligible left out families under PMAY-G via the Awaas Plus portal survey by March 7, 2019.

State had identified a total of 45,842 beneficiaries during the stipulated period. The Chief Minister in his letter cited the reasons behind the failure to complete the survey.

The reasons are Govt machinery was busy in the 2019 general elections preparatory work, Network problem, Maoist violence

The FCI data as of Jan 16, 2022, shows that the total rice stocks in Odisha in the Central pool at 4.65 lakh metric tonne (LMT) - of which State agencies have 3.3LMT rice and FCI has 1.26 LMT.

With hardly a fortnight left for the 'lifeline' Panchayat polls in Odisha, the haze over the poll issues are getting cleared away.

The zero hour BJD uprisings in the Parliament for the two consecutive days lifts off the curtains over the issues dominating the rural polls in Odisha.