Chief minister Naveen Patnaik might have launched the free medicine distribution scheme ‘Niramaya’ with much fanfare, but the government hospitals in the State are not yet ready to don the mantle of distributing the medicine to the needy
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the Odisha Girls’ Incentive Programme (OGIP) here on Monday which according to officials will benefit around 2.5 lakh SC and ST girl students in the State. The scheme has been designed to encourage more and more SC and ST girl students to pursue Class IX and X by reducing
Following the order of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, a three-member team led by the Chief Conservator of Forest reached Kotpad in the Koraput district on Monday to investigate the bear attack case in which eight people were killed in the last two days.
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday launched a common city payment card system “Odyssey City Card” for Bhubaneswar. As a joint initiative of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation, Bhubaneswar Smart City Ltd and the ICICI Bank, the card will facilitate payment transactions for citizen services across the city. The services include shopping, city bus, recreation, […]
Bhubaneswar: A French business delegation led by Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France to India, on Saturday met Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to explore investment opportunities in the state. The Chief Minister requested the French companies to invest in the state and participate in the second ‘Make in Odisha conclave’ scheduled to be held in […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday launched the Startup India-Odisha Yatra. The Chief Minister said the Yatra van would travel to 60 educational institutions across the 16 districts of the state. He said selected ideas would be put to three days intensive acceleration programme and the best 50 innovators would be provided incubation and […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated a new programme for the rural people on the occasion of ‘Panchayati Raj Divas’ in the state and sanctioned development projects worth Rs 2 crore. As part of the “Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas’ (our village, our development) programme, Patnaik will be interacting with the panchayat representatives and […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has asked officials to pay cost of paddy to farmers within 24 hours through cooperative banks and within 72 hours through other banks. Issuing directions during a review meeting of the ongoing paddy procurement programme, Patnaik directed the officials to ensure that all mandis remain open during paddy procurement. […]
Bhubaneswar: On the eve of the Biju Janata Dal’s 20th foundation day, party president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said regional parties should have better coordination to strengthen cooperative federalism. “It is important to have coordination among regional parties for strengthening cooperative federalism,” Patnaik told PTI in an interview here. Asked whether the […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday assured the Christian community in the State that he and his government are committed to ensuring fairness and justice to all, irrespective of caste, creed or religion. Patnaik said this while participating in the Christmas celebrations at Satya Nagar Church here. “I want to assure you this […]
Bhubaneswar: Natural calamity prone Odisha has received 10.1 per cent deficit rainfall during the peak monsoon season from June to September this year, official sources said. The cumulative average rainfall in Odisha from June to September, 2017 remained 1,028.3 mm against the LTA (long term average) of 1,144.3 mm which accounts for a deficit of […]
Bhubaneswar: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today accused his Odisha counterpart and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo Naveen Patnaik of lacking required knowledge in the Odia language and its culture. “How can Odisha progress when its chief minister does not have knowledge in local language and the state’s culture,” Das told reporters after addressing a […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will meet industry captains at an investors meet in Bengaluru on August 26, official sources said. The state government has invited several industry leaders, including Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry, Wipro chairman Azim Premji, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw of Biocon, to the two-day meet starting from August 25. The meet […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today directed the district collectors to extend ‘Madhubabu Pension Scheme’ to three lakh more beneficiaries from August 15. The district collectors must ensure that the people get pension under the social security scheme on time, he said. While 47 lakh people have already been covered under the ‘Madhubabu Pension […]
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik today laid the foundation stone of Pandit Raghunath Murmu government medical college at Rangamatia in Mayurbhanj district. The medical college would be set up at an estimated cost of Rs 202 crore.