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Tag: Welfare Schemes

Concerns flagged over Odisha's rising debt burden

Bhubaneswar: With elections on the horizon, it is all the more likely that Odisha government will continue to depend on market borrowings to finance its welfare schemes. Experts predict that amid lack of new revenue sources, the debt burden of the State will be a problem in the long run. In fact, Odisha is already […]

Odisha Council of Ministers approve budget for 2018-19

Bhubaneswar: A budget of Rs 1.20 lakh crores for the financial year 2018-19 was approved in a meeting of the State Council of Ministers on Wednesday with an emphasis given agriculture and infrastructure development sectors in rural pockets. Sources said the pro-poor budget has been made keeping in view the 2019 elections as government has […]

Deadline for linking of Aadhaar extended

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday extended the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar with various services and welfare schemes till March 31 next year. A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, in an interim order, also modified its earlier order with regard to linking of Aadhaar with mobile services and […]

Odisha announces welfare schemes for unorganised labourers

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced various welfare schemes for labourers engaged in the unorganised sectors while addressing the gathering at the first convention of Biju Shramik Samukhya in Bhubaneswar. Besides, Patnaik also announced special security provisions for women workers. BJD believes in actions-over-words and respects labourers, said the Chief Minister adding labour power […]

Government extends Aadhaar enrolment deadline till Dec 31

New Delhi: The government today extended the deadline for enrolling Aadhaar for availing subsidies and benefits of welfare schemes by three months to December 31. The extension of the deadline is, however, applicable for those who are yet to apply for the biometric identifier. Around 135 schemes (of 35 ministries) including free LPG to poor […]

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Keonjhar villagers leave for other states to work as bonded labour

Keonjhar: Villagers of Nipo under Bansapal block of Keonjhar district are moving out of the state in search of work as they have been facing hardships to feed their families. Blaming the non-implementation of schemes launched by the state government and meant for the poor, the villagers are ready to sweat out as bonded labours […]

‘Govt schemes are for vote, not for growth’

Bhubaneswar: Various welfare schemes implemented by Government is to garner votes and not for the development of society. If schemes are planned for vote, the democracy would be collapsed, said the eminent politicians of Odisha today. Speaking on the topic, “Welfare Schemes: Meant for Vote Bank or Development?”, at 7th OTV annual convention-Foresight-2017-, Utkal Bharat […]

Naveen to visit Malkangiri despite Cong, BJP bandh call tomorrow

Notwithstanding the bandh call given by Opposition Congress and BJP, Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik will visit the tribal dominated Malkangiri district tomorrow. Keeping in mind, the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) activities in the district and the bandh call by Opposition parties, security has been beefed up ahead of the CM’s visit.

CM Naveen inaugurates slew of projects in Sambalpur

Sambalpur: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today unveiled a slew of projects and laid foundation stones of others during his 1-day visit to the district. While inaugurating several projects at the PHD ground in Ainthapalli, Naveen also dedicated the new bus terminal to the public. Moreover, the chief minister also flagged off the Pilgrimage Train at […]

My government is stable, dependable: Patnaik

Phulbani: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today claimed that his government was the “most stable and dependable” for the people as it worked for the welfare of all the sections of the society. “My government is stable and dependable as it has worked for all the people, right from the children to the old ones,giving […]

CM inaugurates slew of projects in Kandhamal

Phulbani: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurated projects worth around Rs 60 crore and also laid the foundation stone of various other developmental initiatives during his 1-day visit to Kandhamal district. The CM visited the district headquarters town Phulbani and then Baliguda areas in the district where he inaugurated the projects. Patnaik also addressed a public […]