Bhubaneswar: The State cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of chief minister Naveen Patnaik Saturday afternoon approved fifteen major proposals pertaining to the departments of Electronic and Information Technology, Skill development and technical education, General Administration and Public Grievance, Home, Housing and urban development, Panchayati Raj and drinking water, Planning and convergence, Revenue and disaster management, Steel and Mines, and, Works.

Informing the people about cabinet decisions, chief secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra said that the important decisions included establishment of Odisha University of Technology and Research at Bhubaneswar; Improvement of water supply to Joda and Champua in Keonjhar district; Mega pipe water supply project for Bisra, Lathikata, Lahuniapada, and Bonai blocks of Sundargarh district; Mega pipe water supply project for Lepripara, Tangarapali, Sundargarh, Bargaon, Subdega and Balisankara blocks of Sundargarh district, Mega pipe water supply project for all villages of Athgarh and Tigiria blocks of Cuttack district.

Besides, the project for improvement of Duduka-Gopalpur-Toparia road to 2-Lane with paved shoulder in the district of Sundargarh was also approved in the meeting. The rules regarding Odisha civil services, Heads of departments common cadre, and Jail pharmacist service and Odisha Panchayat executive officers service were also considered and approved in the meeting. Further, added Sri Mahaptara, the cabinet meeting today also waived out the royalty and other statutory payments for supply of Khnodalite blocks under augmentation of basic amenities and development of heritage architecture ( ABHADA) scheme for Puri.
The press note on each resolution is attached herewith.