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Tag: Prafulla Samal

Odisha sets Rs 45,500 crore revenue collection target

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government Monday said it has set a target of collecting Rs 45,500 crore revenue in 2019-20 fiscal year. This was stated by Finance minister Niranjan Pujari while replying to a written question of ruling BJD member Prafulla Samal in the Assembly. Pujari said the tax revenue collection till June 2019 was Rs 6,943 […]

Agri Min Arun Sahoo faces KALIA heat in House

Bhubaneswar: After pandemonium in house on day one, the State Assembly proceedings started smoothly on day two where in the question hour, the Congress party tried to put the Government on the mat on the issue of farmers. As the house assembled, during the question hour, senior Congress leader Tara Bahinipati asked the first question […]

Shelter home shame: BJP lodges complaint against BJD leaders

Dhenkanal: Alleging involvement of Women and Child Development Minister Prafulla Samal and BJD spokesperson Sasmit Patra in the Beltikiri shelter home shame case, the BJP Mahila Morcha today filed police complaint against the duo. Members of the BJP Mahila Morcha lodged the complaint at Dhenkanal Sadar Police Station demanding immediate arrest of the duo. “Inmates […]

BJP levels religious conversion charges against Good News India NGO

Bhubaneswar: Three days after the Beltikri shelter home shame came to fore, the BJP Mahila Morcha today leveled religious conversion charges against Good News India, the NGO which runs the Dream Center Shelter Home. President of the BJP Mahila Morcha, Prabhati Parida said the shelter homes change religion of inmates especially the boys and girls […]

Efforts on to bring all women into SHG fold by 2018: WCD minister

Bhubaneswar: The state government is trying to bring all women irrespective of their socio-economic class, caste, creed and religion in Odisha into the fold of Self Help Group (SHG) mechanism by 2018, Women and Child Development Minister Prafulla Samal said today. Speaking on the sidelines of Global Entrepreneurship Summit – Celebrating and Empowering Women Entrepreneurship […]

Odisha to participate in World Food India as Focus State

Bhubaneswar: Odisha will be the Focus State in the World Food India (WFI)-2017 event being held in the national capital next month, according to MSME Minister Prafulla Samal. Samal said this while chairing the preparatory meeting for the event. The World Food India-2017 is an international mega food event being organised at New Delhi on […]

Odisha Anganwadi workers put stir on hold after govt assurance

Bhubaneswar: The agitating Anganwadi workers, sitting on an indefinite dharna at Lower PMG in Bhubaneswar since September 14 pressing for fulfilment of their various demands, put their stir on hold today after receiving assurance from the State government, informed All Odisha Anganwadi Ladies Workers Association. “We will work for the society as earlier. The government […]

Anganwadi workers stir to continue as talk with govt remains inconclusive

Bhubaneswar: The agitating Anganwadi workers, sitting on an indefinite dharna at Lower PMG since September 14 pressing for fulfilment of their various demands, decided to continue their stir after a meeting with the State Government on Tuesday remained inconclusive. Hundreds of Angawadi workers under the banner of All Odisha Anganwadi Ladies workers Association are staging […]

Baby found near mother’s body: Minister directs probe

Jeypore: The State Women and Child Development minister Prafulla Samal today ordered a probe into the heartrending incident in which an infant was crying alone near her mother’s dead body near Borigumma. The Koraput District Child Protection official has been asked to probe and submit a report on the incident. The minister added that the […]

Odisha to be child labour-free by 2025; task force soon: Minister

Bhubaneswar: Women and Child Welfare Minister Prafulla Samal today said Odisha would be free of child labour by 2025 and a task force would be formed soon to rescue the children who are victims of trafficking for bonded or forced labour. Speaking on the sidelines of an event organised on the occasion of World Day […]

Dal Scam: Odisha govt orders reopening of case

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has today ordered reopening of the multi-crore dal scam case that had shaken the State in 2012. As per reports, the decision has come up on the back drop of a report that the Jajpur district administration has paid money to the agency involved in the scam for the purchase of Dal […]

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Value of exports from Odisha increases to Rs 40,879 crore

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today said the value of exports from the state has doubled to Rs 40,879 crore in 2016-17 from just Rs 19,551 crore in 20140-15. The claim was made by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises minister Prafulla Samal while highlighting his department’s achievements after completion of the Naveen Patnaik government’s three years in […]

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Electricity for all within 2019 says Odisha Energy minister

Bhubaneswar: Out of 47,677 villages in Odisha, 47,000 villages have been electrified, said Energy minister Prafulla Kumar Mallick while reviewing the achievements of his department today. Odisha has become a power surplus state with 100 new sub-stations set up. The loss in commercial electricity has been reduced to 35 percent from 57 percent and more […]

Water bearing capacity of Hirakud dam has decreased: CM

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said the water bearing capacity of Hirakud dam has considerably decreased. “The water bearing capacity of Hirakud dam, which was 5834 million cubic feet after its construction, has now come down to 4823 million cubic feet,” Patnaik said in a written reply to a question by BJD member Prafulla […]