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Ruling-BJD Centralised Power Of Panchayat Bodies For Vote Bank: BJP

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday trained guns at the Odisha government alleging that instead of delegating power to panchayat bodies, the ruling-BJD is centralising all power for vested political interests. BJP’s State unit president, Samir Mohanty lashed out at the Naveen government and said excessive centralisation of power & decision making is […]

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Odisha govt to open call centres for Awas Yojana beneficiaries

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to address lapses in rural housing schemes across Odisha, call centres will be set up for beneficiaries in each district. In a letter to all the Project Directors of District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), the Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water Department has directed to open call centres in all districts of […]

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Panchayati Raj Department to repair cyclone shelters

Bhubaneswar: The Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water Department  will now look into the repairing of cyclone and flood shelters across the state. As many as 814 Multipurpose Cyclone Shelters (MCS) and Multipurpose Flood Shelters (MFS) have been handed over to the department for regular maintenance work that would include civil works, door & window repair […]

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Swachh Bharat Mission a damp squib in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Even as three years have elapsed since its inception, the Swachh Bharat Mission has reportedly failed to achieve its desired goal in Odisha as around 50 lakh families are still defecating in open and lack toilets. In some cases, toilets which have already been built under the mission are not even in a proper […]

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Panchayati Raj workers vital for transforming rural India: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday praised individuals serving people through Panchayati Raj institutions, and said they play a vital role in India’s transformation. On the National Panchayati Raj Day, Modi said: “Panchayats are effective ways to fulfil aspirations of people in rural India.” “Through all-round progress and grassroots level participation, our government […]

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Odisha Govt rechristens three major departments

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today decided to rename three major departments and merge certain wings with newly created administrative set-ups. The proposals in this regard was approved at a cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here. The Pancahyati Raj department would now be known as Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water department, while […]

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HC strikes down Odisha govt's amendment to ZP poll rules

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Thursday struck down an amendment brought in by the state government in the Odisha Zilla Parishad Election Rules of 1994. Striking down the amendment effected on March 8, a division bench led by Chief Justice Vineet Saran observed that rules, laws or acts governing a particular election shall not […]

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State level women rally today

Bhubaneswar: The panchayati Raj department is organising a mega women rally at the Exhibition Ground here today. Around 20000 women from across the State are scheduled to attend the big event. Chief minister Naveen Patnaik will address the gathering about their empowerment. The panchayati Raj department earlier written to all Road Transport officers to make […]

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BJP slams BJD's human chain plan on Biju birth centenary

Bhubaneswar: The State unit of BJP today flayed the BJD for its plan to organise human chain across the State to mark the completion of 80 years of formation of Odisha and Biju Patnaik birth centenary. BJP state vice president Sameer Mohanty alleged that government officials are being used in BJD’s own political programme. “The […]