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Odisha to amend Grama Panchayat Act

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 6:

The Odisha Cabinet today approved a proposal to amend ‘The Orissa Grama Panchayat Act’ which will facilitate the creation of 500 new panchayats in the state.

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Sources said the amendment on being effective would facilitate the creation of about 500-600 panchayats keeping with the promise made by the BJD in its 2014 poll manifesto to create a panchayat for every 1,000 population.

The Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the state secretariat approved a proposal for establishment of a health university in the state. It also approved a proposal for grant of Rs 15 crore Cash credit to Aska Cooperative Sugar Factory, sources said.

A proposal to amend the Bihar and Orissa Places of Pilgrimage Act got the Cabinet’s nod, sources revealed.

The Cabinet which gave its approval to six proposals today also approved a proposal to give appointments to meritorious sportspersons in government jobs, sources said.