Bhubaneswar: The budget session of the 15th Odisha Legislative Assembly began today. Governor Professor Ganeshi Lal made his statement on the floor about success of the government before the beginning of the session.
“Odisha’s transitional journey since 2000 has been remarkable. The state is now recognized for having set global benchmarks in the disaster management,” the Governor said in his address to the House.
“Now, we are an agriculturally progressive state which has won KRISHI KARMAN Award five times during the last seven years. In fact, Odisha is the only state in the country which has doubled farmers’ income in real terms in the last one decade,” he added.
Speaking about food grain production, he said, “Now the state is among the largest contributeros to the PDS and is playing a major role in the food security of the nation.”
Ganeshi Lal said Odisha has made a quantum jump by achieving the sharpest decline in infant mortality rate (IMR) and better than the national average decline in maternal mortality rate (MMR).
Odisha’s performance in many sectors has been phenomenal. It is now the leading state in the country in rural housing having completed a record 20 lakh houses since 2014, he added.
Speaking about sports, the Governor said, “By organizing Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018, my government has proved its mettle in organsing an international tournament with the highest level of perfection.”
“My government has launched schemes like KALIA for the welfare of farmers and Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) to facilitate treatment of patients. Besides, my government has also provided 65,000 smartphones to farmers.”
In the meantime, Congress leaders staged a walkout after the session began.