74th Independence Day: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik unfurls tricolour at Exhibition Ground in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today, unfurled the National flag on the occasion of 74th State level Independence Day Celebration at Unit-III Exhibition Ground, Bhubaneswar. In his address, he offered humble tributes to the great freedom fighters and the soldiers who were martyred protecting the sovereignty and integrity of our country.
Chief Minister expressed his gratitude towards Covid Warriors for their selfless service and commended them for ensuring low fatality and high recovery rate in the State with their hard work. He also reiterated his belief that Odisha will overcome this situation soon with its courage and resilience.
Chief Minister said that Odisha is among a very few States in the country in making provisions of treatment, food, accommodation, medicine for Covid patients free of cost, giving paramount importance on the life of its people. He assured that not a single Covid patient will be deprived of any facility in the State in our fight against COVID-19.
Chief Minister highlighted that Odisha has become the number one State in the country in terms of investment with proposals worth around Rs. 12,000 Crore received in COVID-19 period. The State has attracted 18% of the total investment made during this period in the country.
Chief Minister further said that Odisha has achieved 7.61% growth in agriculture sector during 2019-20 in comparison to that of 2.86% in the country.
Chief Minister expressed happiness over the fact that Odisha has topped the nation for 4th consecutive time in building roads under PMGSY. Continuing its thrust for connectivity and infrastructure development, Odisha has completed around 5298.43 Kilometers of roads in 2019-20 to connect 256 habitations in the State, he added.

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