Lokayukta Bill Next Month: CM - The New Indian Express

Lokayukta Bill Next Month: CM

Published: 19th January 2014 05:37 AM

Last Updated: 19th January 2014 10:36 AM

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday said a transparent, accountable and responsible Government is necessary for successful implementation of different developmental and welfare programmes in the State.

Addressing a public meeting at Harichandanpur barrage ground, the Chief Minister reiterated that the Lokayukta Bill will be passed in the Assembly next month to ensure transparency in functioning of the Government.

The State’s economy has improved and poverty decreased due to successful implementation of different development projects of the State Government during the last 14 years, he said.

Stating that the State Government is giving importance to the agriculture sector, Naveen referred to the health insurance scheme upto `1 lakh for farmers under the Biju Krushak Kalyan Yojana (BKKY) launched by the State Government.

The Chief Minister laid the foundation stone for two-lane Cuttack-Kendrapara State Highway, a bridge over Kendrapara Canal, a Maternal and Child Health Complex on the premises of Salepur Community Health Centre (CHC) near Harichandanpur barrage.

Among others, Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda, party legislators from Salepur Parthasarathi Behera, Mahanga MLA Pratap Jena and Cuttack Sadar legislator Kalindi Behera accompanied the Chief Minister.

More than 150 Congress workers shouted anti-government slogans and showed black flags at Sisua to protest the Chief Minister’s visit. Police arrested over 100 Congress workers.

Jajpur: Addressing a public meeting at Ramchandrapur school ground under Bari Assembly constituency in the district, Naveen said though the Central Lokpal and Lokayukta Act provides for a window period of one year for enactment of the relevant legislation, the Odisha Government will pass it soon.

Naveen laid the foundation stone of a bridge over Brahmani at Chandanpur, inaugurated newly constructed Rajiv Gandhi Seva Kendra and ICDS building on block office premises. Local MLA Pranab Prakash Das and Jajpur MP Mohan Jena were also present.

Bhadrak: The Chief Minister also inaugurated two Fire stations, one cyclone shelter and a hostel for Scheduled Tribe and Scheduled Caste students in Bonth-Bhandaripokhari Assembly segment. He also laid foundation stone of Biju Setu at Jalahari in Bhandaripokhari block over river Kapali.

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