Tag: Opposition Targets Odisha Government

Minister SN Patro claims paddy procurement on right track; opposition differs

Bhubaneswar: At a time when farmers across Odisha are grappling with problems due to lapses in mandis, claims of Odisha Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister, Surjya Narayan Patro that paddy procurement target has been achieved, has drawn the ire of opposition parties. While speaking to reporters, Patro today informed that paddy is being procured […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Odisha CM launches KALIA scheme; BJP raises doubts over its constitutional validity

Bhubaneswar: Within 10 days of its announcement, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today launched the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme along with its website, logo and beneficiary list. Official sources said 21.40 lakh beneficiaries have been included in the first phase and the collectors have been directed to implement the scheme […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Opposition targets Odisha govt for relaxing asset declaration norms for officials 

Bhubaneswar: The move of Odisha government to amend the clause 44 of the Lokayukta Act, which relaxed the asset declaration norms for public servants, has not gone well with opposition parties – BJP and Congress. Following the Centre’s amendment to Lokpal & Lokayukta Act, the Odisha Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed in the Odisha […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Why Odisha Government Is Delaying Civic Body Polls?

Bhubaneswar: Despite a thumping victory in the recently concluded 2019 general elections, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) seems to be in no hurry to conduct the civic body polls in the State. Though the Supreme Court had earlier rapped the State government on issue, the reservation of seats and ward delimitation process is yet […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Odisha likely to revive 'dormant' planning board

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government is mulling to restructure the State Planning Board which has so far remained ‘dormant’ in the past several years. Sources said that restructuring of the planning board is likely to be on the lines of the Niti Aayog. Though it is still unclear what will be the revised structure of the planning […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
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Govt Employees, Pensioners, Minors Received Money Under KALIA Scheme

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Tuesday admitted that it distributed an assistance of about Rs 170.50 crore to 3.41 lakh ineligible beneficiaries under the KALIA (Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation) scheme. Surprisingly, 20,000 government employees and pensioners availed financial assistance under the KALIA scheme. Agriculture Minsiter Arun Sahoo informed that financial assistance was provided […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
Odisha Govt Betrayed Farmers By Integrating KALIA With Central Scheme: Opposition

Bhubaneswar: The KALIA scheme, considered as a ‘game changer’ that saw ruling-BJD comfortably sail through 2019 elections, has now become a concern for the Odisha government which is probably passing through a cash-crunch. After the Odisha government decided to integrate its KALIA Scheme with the PM KISAN, Opposition parties have termed the move as an […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Arrest Of Odisha IAS Officer Is A Stunt: Opposition

Bhubaneswar: The recent arrest of suspended IAS officer Bijay Ketan Upadhyay over graft charges has stirred a war of words with opposition parties training guns and terming it as a mere stunt by the Odisha government to shore up its image. Odisha BJP General Secretary, Prithviraj Harichandan said, “At a time when atrocities against women […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021