Patnaik read out achievements of his governments, four days after Prime Minister Modi asked the people of Odisha whether the state government has ever presented the account during its over 16-year rule.
Union Culture Minister said the repair work had been delayed due to some technical problems.
He would assume office on May 1 and report to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. A statement from government said Bagchi will be given all the support necessary to make a difference to the youth of the state.
Inaugurating one of the Ahaar centres at Cuttack, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said such centres would address the issue of hunger.
The rape victims come under the victim compensation scheme, he said.
The proposed medical college at Keonjhar would be totally developed by the state government and would be the state’s fourth government run medical college
The announcement of Patnaik’s election was a mere formality as he was the lone candidate to file nomination papers for the post.
The projects include Upper Indravati canal and two mega lift irrigation points at Kesinga and Gudvela.
From writing umpteen letters to Prime Ministers to appealing in the SC, the BJD is keen to show that it is the only party which is fighting for the state — so what if its own leaders have little clarity on the issue.
Jairam Ramesh said the Centre has let off the Odisha government in many issues, including the chit fund and mining scams.
The MLA later apologised for his remark. Mishra said, “I had no intention of speaking about the students of Rama Devi University… I express regret, if anyone has been hurt over my statement.”
Odisha CM Patnaik told officials during a video-conference on October 14: “None of our districts should be a zero district at the national level. This has to be followed up very seriously.”
The students belonging to Biju Chhatra Janata Dal were carrying balloons and flower bouquets to wish Naveen on his 70th birthday.
Patnaik, who had not uttered anything against the Narendra Modi government for the past one year, slammed the Centre on Friday for “neglecting” the state.
The decision comes barely a month after The Indian Express launched a year-long assignment titled District Zero on August 15 to track poverty and transformation in Nabarangpur, India’s poorest district.