Odisha Cabinet okays PRARAMBHA-State Policy for Children, 2022

State Cabinet meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik took 17 major decisions today pertaining to the departments of Odia Language, Literature and Culture; Skill development and Technical education; Women and child development; Agriculture and farmers’ empowerment; General administration and public grievances; Parliamentary affairs; Planning and convergence; and Water resources.   

The major decisions included approval of Odisha State policy for Children aimed at furthering children’s right to survival, protection, physical health, mental health, education, participation and other milestones required for their optimal development and overall wellbeing; and, Crop diversification programme aimed at revival of soil health, increase in micro fauna and production of high value cash crops.

The maintenance and improvement of the assets in Govt and Govt aided higher secondary schools, community helath centers ( CHCs), Sub-divisonal helath centers ( SDHs), and District Head quarter Hospitals, Odisha Adarhsa Vidyalayas ( OAVs) through the departments of Works and Rural Development also received cabinet nod.  

The historic Odisha State Port Policy-2022 envisaging holistic development of maritime eco-system in Odisha, promotion of private sector development in maritime sector with the idea of #Kalingadvantage , and creation of employment opportunities for youths of Odisha also received Cabinet approval.

Preceding the Cabinet, meeting of the State Council of Ministers was also held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Patnaik.           

Informing people about the decisions of State Council of Ministers and Cabinet held today, Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra along with Development Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena said the following.