Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today rolled out the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) during the State-level Independence Day celebration at Gandhi Marg here today. “The health scheme will benefit as many as 70 lakh families,” said Patnaik.

Highlighting the achievements of his government, Patnaik stated that the state government is carrying out infrastructure development and ensuring empowerment of women. "Odisha has moved ahead and will continue to do so in coming days. In democracy, welfare of masses is important and I am happy to have kept my promises,” the CM stated.

Patnaik, during his speech said that the State government has always prioritised youth, women and farmers as he recalled the freedom fighters and other great sons of the soil.

"We are providing loans at an interest rate of one percent. After the Asian Athletics meet, Odisha is all set to host the Men’s World Cup hockey," Patnaik pointed out. He also took salute at a spectacular parade that followed the address.

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