Tag: Surya Narayan Patro

BJP-BJD number flinging continues in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of BJP national President Amit Shah’s scheduled Odisha visit starting tomorrow, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and BJP continue to fling numbers at each other claiming to emerge victorious in the 2019 general elections with a thumping margin. Though the BJP claims to upset the ruling party in the upcoming elections and has build […]

Cooperation department introduces new guidelines to curb corruption

Bhubaneswar: The Cooperation department has introduced new guidelines to check prevailing corruption in the department due to alleged misuse of position by some senior level officials. The department has agreed on the lapses in supervision, monitoring and inspection of cooperative societies and non detection of financial irregularities. The Rs 4.35 crore loan fraud of Large […]

Govt to take action against Coop societies selling Urea at higher rates

Bhubaneswar: While the Odisha government had decided to sell Urea at the revised price of Rs 295 per bag after implementation of GST, few cooperative societies are allegedly selling it at higher prices. Reacting on the allegation Cooperative Minister Surya Narayan Patro said that selling urea at higher rates will invite stringent action from the […]

Onion prices double in 10 days in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In a span of just 10 days, the price of onion has doubled in Odisha, leaving the consumers in a state of panic. While the government is claiming that it is taking all ameliorative measures to ensure availability of onion to consumers, onion price rise continues unabated. “The steep increase in onion price has […]

Odisha opposes end of subsidy on LPG cylinders

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Odisha government today opposed the decision of Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry to hike LPG prices by Rs 4 per cylinder every month to end all subsidies on the cooking gas by the end of the current fiscal year. Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare minister Surya Narayan Patro alleged the central government […]

Onion price rise: Odisha takes steps to curb profiteering

Bhubaneswar: Taking cognizance of the sudden rise in onion prices, Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Department in its letter to all collectors warned that the rise in onion price will lure traders to resort to high profiteering which will further lead to public discontentment and asked them to take steps to curb such practice. Therefore, […]

Packaged food to show GST rates on paper slip till Sept

Bhubaneswar: The State’s Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare minister Surya Narayan Patro today said traders have been asked to sell packaged food items with new rates pasted on them as the Goods and Sales Tax (GST) has come into effect. Talking to media, the minister said, “Action will be taken against traders if they are […]

Mahatab questions BJD’s support to NDA's presidential nominee

Bhubaneswar: Questioning BJD’s support to BJP nominee Ram Nath Kovind for President, the party MP Bhartruhari Mahatab on Sunday said Naveen Patnaik should have waited till UPA’s declaration of its candidate. In his editorial ‘President Election- Dalit vs Dalit’, Mahatab once again rattled the BJD and expressed displeasure over the party’s decision to support Kovind. […]

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Give subsidized sugar to AAY card holders: Centre writes to Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Centre today proposed the Odisha government to provide sugar at subsidized price to the Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) card holders. In a letter to the Odisha chief secretary Aditya Padhi, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution today proposed distribution of sugar through the Public Distribution System (PDS) under the National […]

Odisha can't develop till BJD is in power: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Bhubaneswar: Intensifying its attack on BJD, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today accused the Naveen Patnaik government of having failed on all fronts and claimed that development is not possible under the incumbent government in Odisha. Addressing a mass gathering in Bargarh district during his visit to attend BJP’s ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ programme, Madhya […]

Crime Branch to probe financial irregularities at Coop Bank

Rourkela: The department of Cooperation has asked the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Crime Branch to probe financial irregularities to the tune of Rs 29.57 crore in Odisha State Cooperative Bank (OSCB), Rourkela branch between 2005 and 2015. Based on the report of a special audit, Cooperation Minister Surya Narayan Patro, today, has also ordered […]

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BJD plans to strengthen grassroots through ‘Ama Gaon Ama Vikash’

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD is all set to launch ‘Ama Gaon Ama Vikash’, a new campaign aimed at strengthening the party’s grassroots before the upcoming 2019 general elections. A preparatory meet was held today in this regard to discuss the party’s agenda before kicking off the campaign which is scheduled to begin from July 1 […]

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Minister Patro urges Centre to raise upper ceiling of NFSA beneficiaries

Bhubaneswar: Citing the growth in the State’s population in past six years and higher density of SC/ST populace, Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Surya Narayan Patro today urged the Centre to increase the upper ceiling of beneficiaries for Odisha under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) by 15 lakh individuals. In a letter to […]

Odisha govt orders Crime Branch probe into Malkangiri crop insurance scam

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has today ordered Crime Branch (CB) probe into the alleged scam in farmers’ loan and crop insurance and has directed to recover the money from the corrupt officials involved in the scam. The decision came against the backdrop of a scam unearthed by OTV where it was found that the officials of […]

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No distress sale of onion in Odisha, says Minister

Bhubaneswar: Rebuffing media reports, food supplies and consumer welfare minister Surya Narayan Patro on Monday said there is ‘no distress sale of onion’ in western Odisha. Following reports of distress sale of onions by farmers in districts like Balangir, Kalahandi, Nuapada and Deogarh, a three member team comprising officials from the food supplies and consumer […]