Bhubaneswar: The Odisha minister for Panchyati Raj (PR) and Housing and Urban Development minister, Pratap Jena, will get Fame India Best Minister Award. The Award will be conferred on him by the Fame India magazine at New Delhi on Saturday.
Fame India has constituted this Award to recognise the ministers who implement the government programmes in the right direction and work with responsibility remaining away from corruption.
It should be noted that Pratap Jena is a senior BJD leader and senior Cabinet Minister in the Naveen Patnaik government with Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water, Law, Housing & Urban Development portfolios. He is elected as the Member of Legislative Assembly for the fifth consecutive time from Mahanga constituency. He is also the General secretary of the farmers wing of Biju Janata Dal, Biju Krushak Janata Dal. Earlier, he had served as the Minister of School and Mass Education during his third term (2009-2012) and as the Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Law and Information & Public Relations in his fourth term (2017-2019) in the assembly.