The Odisha chapter of Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) celebrated ‘Utkal Divas’ with an award ceremony and cultural events here recently.
Justice SK Panigrahi, who was the chief guest, pointed out that the number of under trial prisoners is more than the convicts in Odisha.
These include Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur and Rayagada besides some parts of Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
The blocks Utkal B1 and B2 in the Angul-Talcher coal belt have geological reserves of 347 million tonne.
Several eminent personalities from across the country also greeted the people of Odisha on the occasion.
The Centre had recently extended the free food grain distribution scheme under the PMGKAY for six more months from March, 2022.
As a Utkal Divas gift for government employees, the State government has hiked the annual honorarium paid under Rule-120 of Odisha Service Code.