Odisha Cabinet approves 5 proposals; special corpus fund of Rs 200 crore for Odia Asmita Bhawan;appointment of 18,000 Junior Teachers

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Shri Mohan Charan Majhi chaired the second meeting of the State Cabinet today and announced 5 important decisions taken in it. The Chief Minister said that in today’s meeting important decisions have been taken for the overall improvement of agriculture and farmers, improvement of workers’ livelihood, protection and propagation of orthodox religion and development of quality standards of basic education. These decisions were:

1- Increase in minimum wage rate. Earlier, the minimum daily wages for unskilled, semi-skilled, skilled and highly skilled workers were Rs.352, Rs.392, Rs.442 and Rs.502 respectively, but now it is Rs.450, Rs.500, Rs.550 and Rs.600 respectively. A decision has been taken to increase.

2- The state government is giving importance to Odia Asmita and today the state cabinet has decided to create a special corpus fund of Rs 2000 crore. The fund includes construction of Odisha Asmita Bhavan, establishment of Odisha Translation Academy, establishment of Global Talasalya Pothi Museum, improvement of Peak Rebellion Memorial, efforts to give international status to Bali Yatra, promotion of artistes, financial incentives for Odisha dance and music training, establishment of Odisha Chairs in National Universities and International Universities. , programs such as installation of e-library and cultural team management system will be adopted at the district level.

3- Odisha School Education Program Authority has accepted the proposal to publish the selection list of 18,788 candidates. On this basis, the school and public education department has been directed to streamline the recruitment process.

4- A decision has been taken to speed up the Achal Khedri irrigation project of the state and to improve the old Sachhal project. In this, 2065 Achal projects will be implemented and 59,292 hectares of agricultural land will be re-irrigated. Along with this, 10,152 old area projects will be strengthened and irrigation capacity of 2,26,886 hectares of irrigated agricultural land will be increased. The Chief Minister said that the proposal to spend Rs 1084.38 crore from the state government’s own resources for this program in the next five years has been approved by the Cabinet.

5- In the same way, all the eligible farmers of the state will receive PM. It has been decided that the guidelines of the central government will be followed for providing financial support to Kisan Yojana.

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