Bhubaneswar:25/6/19 Metro train services will be launched between twin cities of Bhubaneswar-Cuttack, said Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal while addressing the inaugural session of the sixteenth Odisha Legislative Assembly, today.
The Puri, abode of Lord Jagannath, will be converted into a world class heritage city, Lal said in his address.
Governor Ganeshi Lal said that the government will provide interest free crop loans to small and marginal farmers up to Rs 1 lakh.
“Our women will now get Rs 10 lakh for their treatment instead of Rs 7 lakh under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana. Every widow and destitute women will be covered by my government under social security pension,” he added.
He said the government will endeavour to create 30 lakh employment opportunities in six focus sectors and 75 per cent of jobs will be reserved for qualified local youth in all upcoming industries in Odisha.
The Governor said a Micro and Small Enterprises Welfare Board will be formed to work for the sustenance and growth of the MSME sector.
A welfare board will be formed for those engaged in traditional livelihood earning means like priests, barbers and washermen, he added.
For extension of credit at concessional rate to the eligible MSMEs, a suitable ‘interest subvention scheme’ will be introduced.
The first session of the 16th Odisha Legislative Assembly will be held in two phases. While the first phase Assembly session will be held from June 25 to July 3, the second phase will commence from July 12 to August 8.
State Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari will present the Budget for 2019-20 financial year June 28