During Question Hour on Wednesday, BJD’s Pradeep Maharathy asked, “How many multi-purpose cold storage units are present in Odisha and of them how many are defunct? Are these units being used by potato farmers in our state?”
He joined Janata Party in 1977, and subsequently the BJP — he was the party’s Odisha (then Orissa) unit president from 1980 to 1988. He rejoined Janata Party in 1988, and went back to the saffron party in 1996.
The app can be used by an investigating officer outside the police station and without access to the police desktop. In addition, details of the activities of investigating officer on the field, for example, search and seizure, can be uploaded through the app so that it cannot be denied later by the affected party.
According to a tweet by the Chief Minister’s Office, Naveen Patnaik said that mineral-based industries in Odisha along with sectors like MSME, agriculture, women entrepreneurship will play important roles in making the state a one trillion dollar economy.
Earlier this week, the reference to the development of 17 iconic tourism sites across the country in Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget speech had garnered strong criticism from the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), as no monument from Odisha had made it to the list.
“They had promised in the manifesto to make Puri the spiritual capital of the country. What is the roadmap? The first step could have been to give it an Iconic status. There is definite justification for (inclusion of) Konark Temple”, Lok Sabha leader Pinaki Misra said.
Earlier this month, Dharmendra Pradhan had written to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, requesting his personal intervention in the release and repatriation of the workers after watching their Facebook video.