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16K CR In 100 Days

 


Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has said Odisha has received Central Assistance of over Rs 16,000 crore during the first 100 days of the NDA Government Second Term.
 
"Odisha Government has received Rs 4,678 crore for rebuilding infrastructure damaged by cyclone Fani in three phases," said the Union Minister Shipping and Chemical and Fertilizers at a press conference held on "100 days of NDA Government 2.0" here on 9 September.
 
The state also received the highest Rs 5,933.89 crore as assistance under Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA), he said.
 
Mr.Mandaviya said the Centre has sanctioned about Rs 6,000 crore for infrastructure development of railway network in the state.
 
He said Union Government fully supported Odisha to tackle the devastation caused by Super Storm FANI and he urged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to build cyclone resistant infrastructure in the state.
 
"The need of the hour is to set up cyclone resistant infrastructure in Odisha. I appeal to Naveen ji for taking special care to make infrastructure in coastal areas that can remain unaffected by such cyclones," Union Minister said.
 
Minister informed that "Paradip port area is now set to become an industrial hub. Works are going on. These projects will create more jobs for people living in the area”.

He also said the Ministry of Shipping has decided to pick two lighthouses in Odisha to develop them as tourist spots in the state and this facility will also create new job opportunities.
 
Union Minister appealed Chief Minister to implement the Ayushman Bharat scheme to provide better healthcare to people of Odisha.
 
“The Government under the visionary and dynamic leadership of Prime Minister NarendraModi has taken a number of bold and historic decisions within the first hundred days of its second innings,” said the Minister.
 
Among others abrogation of Article 370 and 35A for the betterment of the people in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, three percent reservation for the defence personnel working in the border, economic reforms to strengthen the treasury, legislation against Triple Talaq and death penalty for sexual assault against children are a few major decisions taken by the Government during this period which were pending since long, he said.
 
The Minister said about large scale investment in infrastructure and social sector. Around Rs 100 lakh Crore will be invested in the infrastructure sector.
 
Union Government is focused on ease of doing business, reduction of physical interference and transparency in GST and IT return filing process; Jal Shakti Abhiyaan, Har Ghar Bijli Yojna, Ujjwala scheme for gas connections, Ayushman Bharat, Jan Aushadhi Kendra, social sector protection to unorganised sector workers and small traders and financial assistance to farmers, reforms in law, empowerment of defence and empowerment of scheduled tribes.
 
Minister said that the economic slowdown is only transitory. “Recession is going out throughout the world. The fundamentals of the Indian economy are strong and we are least affected by it. I hope after the end of the year the economy will revive again”.
 
Among others, Leader of opposition Odisha Legislative Assembly Pradeep Kumar Nayak, Deputy Leader of Opposition, Odisha Legislative Assembly Bishnu Charan Sethi, Chief whip of opposition, Odisha Legislative Assembly Mohan Chandra Majhi, Member of Parliament, Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha AparajitaSarangi, Member of Parliament AshwiniVaishnaw, Director, Union Ministry of I &B, Akhil Kumar Mishra were present.
 


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