Himansu Shekhar Rout

The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) released its election manifesto on Thursday. Releasing the manifesto through a video message, BJD supremo and

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, “I am lucky to present the party’s manifesto ‘Lokanka Ghosanapatra – Odisha No-1’.  This manifesto will create history. All guarantees enlisted in the manifesto will be executed under 5T.”

“In the last 24 years, the BJD government has brought about transformation of the state and created its own identity," Patnaik said.

He said that a special budget will be presented for youths in Odisha and this budget is pegged at Rs 1 lakh crore for 10 years.

Key highlights

2 lakh government jobs in next five years 

Nua 'O' scholarship: Rs 12,000 for boy students and Rs 14,000 per annum for girls

Chief Minister Employment Generation Scheme to impart skill upgradation training along with loan and subsidy linkage. 

Model Public School in every block

Interest subsidy on educational loans:  6% for girl students, 4% for boys.

Focus on developing 100 eco-friendly tourist spots

Rs 1000 crore corpus fund for development of heritage sites