Many in the state BJP are yet to decipher the rare spectacle of his bonhomie with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
Political observers said there is more to the visit than meets the eye. This is more so because no one had the slightest inkling about the sudden visit of Shah without any pressing urgency.
"Modi government has always given a special focus to the eastern region, especially Odisha": Amit Shah
The Centre has given grants to the tune of 18 lakh crore to Odisha under various sectors in the last nine years.
Shah's visit to the state comes amid the BJD extending its support to the bill replacing the Delhi services ordinance in a boost to the treasury benches, especially in Rajya Sabha.
Over 1.8 lakh people in 3 blocks of Bhadrak district affected by flash floods in Baitarani
They pointed out trees like gulmohar, neem, jamun, mango, pepal and other ficus species can be easily translocated.
The heavy rains affected 10 districts, mostly in west, north and central parts of the state.
At least 11 cases were detected on Thursday taking the tally to 23 in Cuttack city.
CM Naveen Patnaik will attend two official programmes with Shah
In Ganjam, floodwater from Rushikulya, Loharakhandi and Badanadi rivers entered cultivable lands following the rains.
The proposed railway line connecting Barkote in Deogarh district with Jharsuguda and Kuchinda subdivision in Sambalpur will usher in a new era in the region.
As part of the plan, visitors will be guided by officials who will brief them on the importance and heritage of the high court buiding, the different organs and functioning of the court.
Bagchi will function in the rank and status of a cabinet minister and work on capacity building of officers across all civil services training institutions of the state.
General manager of ECoR Manoj Sharma said a total of 1,309 stations of Indian Railways will be redeveloped under ABS scheme in phases.
On opening of all the four temple gates, the committee decided that this cannot be done till the Srimandir Parikrama project is completed.