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The project, sanctioned in 2011, has not kicked off yet due of land acquisition issues in neighbouring West Bengal, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said.
The Odisha CM said 48 lakh elderly, disabled, widows and destitute women will be benefited.
He said the BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is scheduled to visit Jharsuguda to inaugurate a cancer hospital on January 24.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the honorarium of anganwadi workers has been enhanced to Rs 7,500 from Rs 6,000 per month while the mini-anganwadi workers would get Rs 5,375 instead of Rs 4,125.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday launched the ‘Ama Ghare LED’ (LED bulbs in our houses) scheme which will benefit about 95 lakh families in the State.
'There is overwhelming public demand for establishment of permanent HC Benches in Odisha and the people are persistently agitating for the same,' said Patnaik.
While participating in an interactive programme of India Today's Mind Rocks, 2019, Patnaik indicated that the same agrarian distress will play a key role in the upcoming elections in the country.
Patnaik said as part of his party's policy, the BJD will continue to maintain equal distance from both the BJP and the Congress.
Naveen said that the continuing apathy of Central Government to increase the MSP of paddy had forced the BJD to come to New Delhi and raise its voice.
Among the major suggestions to the Commission, Patnaik sought extension of GST compensation for another 10 years and clean energy cess to be spent in coal mining areas.
Patnaik was in Delhi to participate in a farmers' protest held by BJD for its demand to fix MSP for paddy at Rs 2,930 per quintal from the current Rs 1,750.
Targeting the Centre for the agrarian crisis and plight of farmers in Odisha, the Chief Minister announced that the BJD will continue its fight for the socio-economic development of farmers.
The minister told mediapersons that he resigned so that there will not be pressure on his party and the Chief Minister.
The CM said Mission Shakti - launched in 2001 - has taken the form of a ‘silent movement’ in the State during the last 18 years.
During the "Make in Odisha" conclave in November last year, Patnaik had promised smartphones to six lakh WSHGs.