Odisha CM’s chopper diverted to Jeypore due to ‘bad weather’

Koraput: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s chopper which was scheduled to land in Lanjigarh today morning was diverted and made a landing at Jeypore airstrip due to bad weather, the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) informed.

The CMO also refuted reports that it was not an emergency landing.

Later CM Naveen travelled to Rayagada and addressed a public meeting as per schedule. “He has landed safely at Rayagada by chopper and proceeded to attend the scheduled programme. He has thanked all to have been patiently waiting at venue,” a tweet from CMO’s handle said.

While addressing the gathering at the public meeting, the Chief Minister said, “More than 30 lakh farmers have benefitted from KALIA scheme till now. Disbursal of funds in the second phase of the scheme will begin from April 1. Some people are spreading rumours that the scheme will be closed which is not true.”