Government of Odisha: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

FactsBox: Odisha Balaram Yojana

The Odisha Government recently launched Balaram Yojana to provide crop loans to landless farmers. The new scheme will help landless cultivators get loan through joint liability groups. Key Features The scheme has set target to provide farm loans to 7 lakh landless farmers in next two years. The Institute of Management of Agricultural Extension (IMAGE) ..

Odisha CM launches ‘Mo Jeeban’ programme

Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik launched ‘Mo Jeeban’ programme and advised people to take a pledge for staying indoors to fight the coronavirus outbreak. The Chief Minister asked people to take oaths of staying indoors and send him those videos. He also asked the people to paste a sticker on the gate of their ..

Five more departments brought under Odisha’s ‘Mo Sarkar’ programme

The ‘Mo Sarkar’ programme was launched by Odisha’s Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on October 2, 2019, to provide dignified service to citizens coming to government offices. The scheme was recently in news as five more departments of the Odisha government was brought under the ‘Mo Sarkar’ programme. With this, a total of 22 departments of the ..

Odisha assembly passes Odisha State Backward Classes (Amendment) Bill

The state assembly of Odisha has recently passed the ‘Odisha State Backward Classes (Amendment)’ Bill. This will enable the Backward Class Commission of the state to conduct a survey, which will identify socially and economically backward classes on the basis of socio-educational conditions. The Commission amended the ‘Odisha State Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1993’. ..

Odisha signs MoU with HDFC to strengthen start-ups

The state government of Odisha recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with HDFC Bank, to strengthen its start-ups. Under the agreement signed between the Micro Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) department of Odisha and the bank, HDFC would lend incubation support to the start-up units of the state, so that they are able to ..