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Odishatv Bureau

The Odisha Cabinet on Saturday approved 15 major proposals, including the Odisha State Wide Area Network (OSWAN) project which will come up at a cost of Rs 332 crore.

The Cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has approved the proposals of varied departments. 

Informing the Cabinet decisions, Chief Secretary Suresh Mahapatra said that the important decisions included the establishment of Odisha University of Technology and Research at Bhubaneswar.

Check the other major decisions taken by the Cabinet:

- improvement of water supply to Joda and Champua in Keonjhar

- mega pipe water supply project for Bisra, Lathikata, Lahuniapada and Bonai blocks of Sundergarh

- mega pipe water supply project for Lepripara, Tangarapali, Sundergarh, Bargaon, Subdega and Balisankara blocks in Sundergarh 

- mega pipe water supply project for all villages of Athgarh and Tigiria blocks of Cuttack

- improvement of Duduka-Gopalpur-Toparia road to 2-Lane with paved shoulder in the district of Sundergarh

-  waived out the royalty and other statutory payments for supply of Khnodalite blocks under the augmentation of basic amenities and development of heritage architecture (ABHADA) scheme for Puri

Besides, the rules regarding Odisha civil services, Heads of Departments’ (HoD) common cadre, Jail pharmacist service and Odisha Panchayat executive officers service were also considered and approved in the meeting, said the State Chief Secretary.

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