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Tag: Ranendra Pratap Swain

edible oil
Russia-Ukraine War Crisis May Soon Lead To Rise In Edible Oil Prices: Odisha Supplies Minister

Odisha Byabasayee Mahasangha General Secretary Sudhakar Panda said if the supply of edible oil is not regulated by the Centre and the State government, the commodity will vanish from the market soon.

Odisha: 15 Cooperative Society Secretaries Suspended Over Irregularities In Paddy Procurement

Bhubaneswar: After cracking whip on unruly government officials, the Odisha Supplies and Cooperative Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain on Thursday suspended 15 cooperative society secretaries and dismissed a data entry operator. As per reports, the suspended secretaries belonged to Nuamura Primary Agricultural Credit Society (PACS), Dhama PACS, Charamala PACS, Sahaspur PACS, Samarbag PACS and Lakhanpur PACS […]

Farm Bills: Successful Paddy Procurement System In Odisha Should Not Get Upset, Says Minister

Bhubaneswar: Centre should have discussed with all the stakeholders before passing the Farm Bills, or else such unrest among the farming community across the country would not have erupted. But in any case, the successful model of paddy procurement system that has been in operation in the state from many years now should not get […]

Model code of conduct violation by BJD
Balasore By-poll: BJP Alleges Covid-19 Norms Violation By State Minister

Balasore: In what seems to be a game of music chairs, Odisha BJP leader Lekhashree Samantsinghar on Friday, alleged violation of Covid-19 guidelines by State Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain during the ongoing campaign for Balasore by-election. Samantsinghar submitted a complaint to Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) and Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) […]

Another Odisha Minister Tests Positive For COVID-19

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain today tested positive for COVID-19. The Minister informed the same through a social media post. Swain took to Twitter and said, “I have been tested positive for #Covid-19. Although I don’t have any symptoms I am at home isolation as advised by my doctor. […]

PDS ration distribution
COVID-19: Odisha Exempts Biometric Mode Of Aadhaar Authentication For PDS Distribution

Bhubaneswar: With COVID-19 situation assuming serious proportions, Odisha government has exempted biometric mode of Aadhaar authentication for distribution of PDS commodities through e-POS devices. “In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, biometric mode of Aadhaar authentication using finger print scanner and IRIS device has been exempted, during distribution of PDS ration through e-PoS device at Fair […]

Potato, Onion Prices Skyrocket As Cyclone Amphan Nears Odisha Coast

Cuttack: As the super cyclonic storm Amphan inches closer to Odisha coast, potato and onion prices have skyrocketed in different parts of the state including Cuttack and Bhubaneswar with people resorting to panic buying. Though vegetable rates remained unchanged, prices of potato and onion have increased between 20% and 40% per kilogram. According to market […]

Coronavirus Outbreak: Odisha Minister Bats For Dedicated COVID-19 Hospital

Bhubaneswar: The entire team of Odisha government’s think tank is now focusing on containing the Coronavirus outbreak before it takes the shape of an epidemic in the State. Though the number of confirmed cases of COVID19 is under control, it is suspected that the curve of affected people might go up in coming days, said […]

Odisha Delays Polls In Loss-Hit Cooperative Societies

Bhubaneswar: With the tenure of management committees of 1,926 primary cooperative societies ending in January 2020, Odisha government has decided to postpone the election to such committees to shore up the financial condition of loss-hit societies. As per reports, the financial condition of these cooperative societies has turned out to be a headache for the […]

Paddy To Be Lifted From All Mandis By March 31: Odisha Minister

Sambalpur: Amidst the alleged irregularities in mandis, Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain on Sunday assured that all the paddy will be lifted from all mandis by March 31. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of Republic Day celebrations in Sambalpur, Swain informed that  paddy procurement will not stop despite harassment of […]

45 Jewellery Shops Raided In 6 Cities In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: As many as 45 jewellery shops were raided by the officials of legal metrology under the State food supplies and consumer welfare department in four days between November 22 and 25. The raids were conducted in six cities including Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Berhampur, Rourkela, Sambalpur and Balasore. As per a statement issued by the Information […]

Govt Keeping A Close Watch On Onion Price: Odisha Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Friday said it was keeping a close watch on markets as the price of onions has reached Rs 80 per kg. Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare minister Ranendra Pratap Swain told reporters here that the government has opened 284 fair price shops in different parts of the state for supply of […]

Pratap Sarangi
Union Minister Pratap Sarangi slams Odisha Minister Over Onion Price Rise-comments

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister and senior BJP leader, Pratap Sarangi today criticised the Odisha Food Supplies Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain for the latter’s response to a question on rising onion prices in the State. Targeting Swain, the Union Minister said that ruling party leaders of Odisha have a habit of making irresponsible statements. “It has already […]

Paddy procurement
Paddy Procurement In Odisha To Begin From Nov 1

Bhubaneswar: The Kharif paddy procurement will start from November 1 across Odisha, informed Food Supplies and Cooperation Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain on Wednesday. Speaking to the media persons, Swain informed that a total of 11.56 lakh farmers have registered themselves to take part in the Paddy Procurement Automation System (P-PAS) to sell paddy during the Kharif […]

Aadhaar Linking With Ration Card Exposes 19 Lakh Bogus Beneficiaries In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Shocking but true! Ration under the Public Distribution System (PDS) was being distributed to nearly 19 lakh ghost or ineligible beneficiaries for years in Odisha. This shocking data emerged after the completion of the deadline of Aadhaar seeding of ration cards in the State. The Food and Civil Supplies Department has categorically stated that […]

Odisha raised Rs 5,571 cr VAT from petrol, diesel in 2018-19

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has collected Rs 5,571.34 crore Value Added Tax (VAT) from petrol and diesel in the financial year 2018-19, said a Minister on Wednesday. Replying to a question from Congress MLA Suresh Kumar Routray, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain told the state Assembly that Rs 1,082.64 crore VAT had […]

Minister Paints Rosy Picture Of Paddy Procurement In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Minister of Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare, Ranendra Pratap Swain, on Wednesday expressed assurance that the paddy procurement centres in Odisha are operating according to the guidelines and instructions laid down by his department. Answering to Opposition’s questions on paddy procurement issues in the State, the minister confidently said that with the arrangements done […]

Ruling-BJD MLAs raise concerns over poor healthcare in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The ruling party found itself cornered in the Odisha Assembly today after its own MLAs raised concerns over operating healthcare services in the State through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode. BJD’s Athagarh MLA Ranendra Pratap Swain, during the Question Hour on the third day of the Budget Session of Odisha Assembly today, targeted Health Minister […]

Sanjeev Arora
Bomb hurled at Athagarh MLA's house over previous enmity says Cuttack DCP

Cuttack: Previous enmity was the reason behind the bomb hurling incident at the house of Athagarh MLA Ranendra Pratap Swain on Monday night, informed Cuttack DCP Sanjeev Arora in a Press Meet today. Arora said that the accused took this step over previous enmity with the MLA’s nephew Amarendra Swain. The accused Riyaz Khan of […]

Bomb hurled
Miscreants hurl bomb at Athagarh MLA’s home

Cuttack: Unidentified miscreants hurled bomb at the house of  Athagarh MLA Ranendra Pratap Swain at Chandini Chowk square in the city late last night. The bike-borne criminals managed to flee the spot soon after committing the crime. No loss of property has been reported. A case was lodged at Lalbag Police Station based on which […]

Athagarh MLA faces protest during Padyatra

Athagarh: Local MLA Ranendra Pratap Swain faced protest from a group of locals at Sasanka village under Chhuagaan panchayat in his own constituency during BJD’s ongoing Jan Sampark Padayatra today. The villagers prevented the MLA from entering their area following which the supporters of Swain clashed with them. A woman was injured in the fight. […]