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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Nov 1:

With panchayat election in the state barely four months away, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today launched ‘Odisha Panchayat Samachar’ – a weekly magazine to highlight the voice of people and their aspirations.

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At a special programme held at the conference hall of the state secretariat here, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik unveiled the weekly.

Patnaik congratulated the Panchayati Raj department for bringing out this publication.

“The publication of Panchayat Samachar had the direction and approval of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. This weekly will make about 80 % populace living in the rural areas aware of the government’s developmental initiatives and increase their participation. One part of the state would come to know about the programmes being launched in other parts,” Panchayati Raj Minister Arun Sahoo said.