#Odisha Cabinet approves 22 proposals in its meeting chaired by CM Naveen Patnaik

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Cabinet approves 22 proposals in its meeting chaired by CM Naveen Patnaik.

Cabinet approves ordinance on Contract Farming in Agriculture & approves changes in State Tourism Policy 2016. IDCO to give land to hotels & restaurants. Presently, IDCO & collectors are both providing land.

Land for various tourism projects, including hotels and restaurants will be given by  IDCO. Decision taken at state  Cabinet meeting held today, informs Odisha Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy after Cabinet meet.

UG, Agricultural courses and allied courses will be designated as professional courses informed Odisha Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy .

Contract farming has been legalized and farmers’ interest will be given safeguard.  Odisha Agricultural Produce Markets Act, 1956 has been replaced. Farmers can directly contact buyers and sell their produces Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy .

VAT increased on petrol and diesel on May 17 ratified by Odisha Cabinet today.  Society registration has to be done every 5 years. They can do it online. This is informed by the Chief Secy Asit Tripathy after Cabinet meeting.

Aska Co-operative Sugar Industries Ltd has been given a guarantee of Rs 15 crore to avail cash credit loan. Aska Co-op Central Bank has already drawn the amount. Cabinet today gave post facto nod.

OREDA has been transferred to Energy department for better management of renewable sources of power to draw better projects and investment. This is informed by the Chief Secy Asit Tripathy after Cabinet meeting.

192 new ranks created in junior  OAS cadre, informs Asit Tripathy. Over time limit for workers increased from 72 hrs to 115 hrs for 3 months. Workers will get leaves after 180 days of work , informs Chief Secy Asit Tripathy.

State Cabinet has granted permission to allow workers to work 115 hours overtime in 3 months. Women workers can now be engaged in all small and large scale industries. Odisha govt has finalised detail guidelines for their safety and security during night hours , informs Chief Secy Asit Tripathy.

Rent & land cess of all KVs and Jawahar Navodaya schools has been made uniform. Those who have deposited will not be returned , informs Chief Secy Asit Tripathy.

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