Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, June 12:
Odisha Governor Dr SC Jamir today said effective management of agriculture is the key to the overall economic development of the state.
To enable the farmers to sell and stock their produce, the government has decided to set up mandi in each panchayat and a cold storage in each block.
Giving out the details of the various programmes of the state government in its present tenure, the governor said the government would take steps to convert all kutcha houses into pucca houses in a phased manner.
“In an attempt to provide free health services to the poor and needy, my government has decided to provide medicines free of cost through Odisha Medical Corporation that would be formed very soon”, he said.
Stating that his government is committed to the welfare of the women in the state, Jamir said the state government would very soon formulate an integrated women’s policy.
Besides, to provide shelter to the daily-wage labourers, the government would frame a policy for their rehabilitation in the urban areas with the formation of a Slum Rehabilitation Board.
For the unorganized labourers, the state government has also a proposal for formation of a welfare board for them.
“My government has plans for construction of express highways that would run through the undivided Kalahandi-Bolangir-Koraput (KBK) district that would foster socio-economic development in these backward and Maoist prone districts”, Jamir pointed out.
He also said that to safeguard the future of the orphan and helpless children, the state government would come up with a new scheme Biju Bal Vikash Yojana.
“My government has also a proposal to introduce two welfare schemes—Mukhyamantri Sadak Yojana and Mukhyamantri Nijukti Srushti Yojana to expedite road connectivity to all villages and provide employment opportunity to the unemployed youths of the state”, the governor added.