Naveen appoints chairpersons of 17 District Planning Committees

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik on Thursday appointed ten ministers and seven BJD MLAs as the new chairpersons of 17 district planning committees (DPC).

The ministers who have been appointed as heads of the DPCs were: Niranjan Pujari (Baragarh), Ananta Das (Bhadrak), Surya Narayan Patro (Bolangir), Pratap Jena (Gajapati), Nrusingha Charan Sahu (Kendrapara), Sashi Bhusan Behera (Nayagarh), Ramesh Chandra Majhi (Nuapada), Chandrasarathi Behera (Malkangiri), Sushant Singh (Sambalpur) and Badrinarayan Patra (Sonepur).

The ruling party MLAs were: Mahidhar Rana (Boudh), Saroj Kumar Samal (Dhenkanal), Rajendra Sahu (Khurda), Prafulla Kumar Pangi (Koraput), Subrat Tarai (Sundargarh), Lalbihari Himirika (Rayagada) and Aswini Kumar Patra (Balasore).

Similarly, senior BJD leaders Debi Mishra, Bhupinder Singh & Debasish Samantaray have been appointed as State Level Coordinators of ‘Ama Gaon Ama Bikash’.

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