The move comes after a government-recognised survey revealed that close to 40,000 people had migrated to neighbouring states from just 30 gram panchayats of Bolangir and Nuapada districts in “one migration season”, a source in the state Labour Department said.
The prospect of roads is also reducing the prices of essential items. Farmers in this previously cut-off region mostly grow ragi and millets. Fresh fruit and vegetables were brought over the water, and were costly.
In a notification, the Excise Department stated that in “public interest” the government would “relax the selling hour for IMFL ‘ON’ shops and bars operating in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Puri “up to 1 am of 01.01.2020”.
On Tuesday morning, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik tweeted, "I am deeply grieved by the passing away of my brother in law Sonny Mehta. He was one of the world's best editors and an extremely civilized person. May his soul rest in peace."
The farming is being supervised by top scientists from the Lucknow-based Central Institute of Medicine and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), while the roses are being monitored by scientists from National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI).
The chief ministers of five Opposition-ruled states — West Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee, Punjab’s Amarinder Singh, Rajasthan’s Ashok Gehlot, Chhattisgarh’s Bhupesh Baghel and Kerala’s Pinarayi Vijayan — have already opposed both the CAB and NRC.
"The amended Citizenship Act has nothing to do with Indians. It deals only with foreigners. The BJD MPs both in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha have made it clear that we do not support the NRC," Patnaik told reporters before leaving for the national capital.
Pati, who took the reins of OJM for a few days after her father’s death, says she wants to contribute to the party with her professional skills, after having worked in UNICEF and the Corporate Social Responsibility space for decades.
In January, Maharathy resigned from as Agriculture and Panchayati Raj Minister in the wake of pressure from Opposition parties over his remarks in connection with the acquittal of two persons accused of the rape and murder of a 19-year-old Dalit girl in Pipli in 2011.