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Odisha Governor Addresses New Legislators of the State Legislative Assembly: Indicates Govt’s Plans for Metro Rail

Author : Odisha Today Bureau | Posted on: 2019-06-26

Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal yesterday said that the State government will attempt to connect the heritage silver city of Cuttack with smart city Bhubaneswar by Metro train.

 

Previously, this very year Naveen had demanded Metro rail lines for the Twin Cities of the state, Cuttack and Bhubaneswar and now the government is trying hard to make the project effective.

 

While addressing the inaugural session of the 16th Odisha Legislative Assembly, the Governor said the government will provide interest free crop loans to small and marginal farmers up to Rs 1 lakh.

 

He also informed the House, “Biju Express Way will connect North to South, East to West of Odisha.”

 

In this context, the First Citizen of Odisha further informed the House, “Puri will be made a world class heritage city. All places of tourism importance will be linked and way-side amenities will be provided on all major roads.”

 

“Our women will now get Rs 10 lakh for their treatment instead of Rs 7 lakh under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana. All the widow and destitute women will get social security pension,” he added.

 

He said the government will endeavour to create 30 lakh employment opportunities in six focus sectors and 75 per cent of jobs will be reserved for qualified local youth in all upcoming industries in Odisha.

 

The Governor said a Micro and Small Enterprises Welfare Board will be formed to work for the sustenance and growth of the MSME sector.

 

A welfare board will be formed for those engaged in traditional livelihood earning means like priests, barbers and washermen, he added.

 

For extension of credit at concessional rate to the eligible MSMEs, a suitable ‘interest subvention scheme’ will be introduced.

 

“My government proposes to bring out a new industrial policy in line with the perspective plan with emphasis on creation of job opportunities. Best-in-class industrial parks will be established for each of the focus sectors,” said Lal.

 

The Governor informed that the government will complete the construction of 5 new ongoing medical colleges within the next 3 years, promulgate a new industrial policy in line with the perspective plan with emphasis on creation of job opportunities, introduce a suitable interest subvention scheme for extension of credit at concessional rate to MSMEs.

 

On sports sector, the Governor announced that the State government will lay Astro Turfs on all the 17 blocks of Sundergarh district to prepare world class hockey players.



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