Bhubaneswar:16/6/19:Attending the NITI Aayog meet, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik suggested that natural calamity should be included as a criteria for according Special Category Status to Odisha. CM proposed that as an interim measure states hit by major calamities should be declared as Special Focus States.
CM suggested that those states should be granted benefits of Special Category Status for a specific period as an interim measure which will help reconstruction of infrastructure & restoration of livelihoods. CM said it will not only benefit #Odisha but other states as well.
CM offered some broad suggestions for taking India to the next level of development which is inclusive & all encompassing. CM suggested revision of coal royalty from 14% to 20% of sale value, keeping in huge requirement of resources for reconstruction and development of