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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s assets increased by only Rs 2.81 lakh in a year

BHUBANESWAR: 10/1/21:Odisha  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s assets increased by only Rs 2.81 lakh in a year, according to his property list declaration for 2017-18. The Chief Minister has declared his movable and immovable property worth Rs 49,25,02,647. There is an increase of Rs 2,810,10 in his assets compared to Rs 49,22,21,637 in 2016-17.

 The Chief Minister had taken a loan of Rs15 lakh from his sister Gita Mehta which he is yet to return, the property statement made public along with other Cabinet Ministers stated. Naveen owns an Ambassador car of 1980 model worth Rs 8,905.

Naveen’s immovable property includes 22.7 acres of farm land and a building in Tikrikhera village in the Faridabad district of Haryana, two-third share in Naveen Nivas, 50 percent share in the property situated at 3, APJ Abdul Kalam Road in New Delhi. The Chief Minister has a total deposit of Rs 27.38 lakh in different banks in Odisha and New Delhi. Besides, he owns jewelry worth Rs 2,21,200.


There is not much difference in the property statements submitted by other ministers for 2017-18 compared to 2016-17. Property of Ministers has increased Rs 2 lakh to Rs 20 lakh. The property of the Minister for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Pradeep Maharathy has increased by about Rs 2.3 lakh in 2017-18 compared to the previous year.

He has submitted property statement of Rs 4,12,89,220.98 in 2017-18 compared to 4,10,58,667.12 in 2016-17.While Health Minister Pratap Jena has declared property worth over Rs 5.38 crore, the property of Forest and Environment Minister Bijoyshree Routray has not increased in 2017-18 compared to 2016-17.

Immovable property
22.7 acres farmland
Building in Tikrikhera village in Haryana
2/3rd share in Naveen Nivas
50 pc share in property in New Delhi

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