Bhubaneswar (Metro Rail News): The Government of Odisha will aim to connect the heritage silver city of Cuttack with smart city Bhubaneswar by Metro train information shared by Ganeshi Lal Governor of Odisha.
“The government will provide interest-free crop loans to small and marginal farmers up to Rs 1 lakh,” said while addressing the inaugural session of the 16th Odisha Legislative Assembly.
He added further that the government will venture to create 30 lakh employment opportunities in six focus sectors and 75 percent of jobs will be reserved for qualified local youth in all upcoming industries in Odisha.
Women will now get Rs 10 lakh for their treatment instead of Rs 7 lakh under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana. All the widow and destitute women will get social security pension.
Micro and Small Enterprises Welfare Board will be formed to work for the sustenance and growth of the MSME sector and a welfare board will be formed for those engaged in traditional livelihood earning means like priests, barbers, and washermen.
A suitable ‘interest subvention scheme’ will be introduced for the extension of credit at concessional rate to the eligible MSMEs.
The Governor said, “My government proposes to bring out a new industrial policy in line with the perspective plan with emphasis on the creation of job opportunities. Best-in-class industrial parks will be established for each of the focus sectors.”
He also informed that the government will complete the construction of 5 new ongoing medical colleges within the next 3 years, introduce a suitable interest subvention scheme for the extension of credit at concessional rate to MSMEs, and promulgate a new industrial policy in line with the perspective plan with emphasis on the creation of job opportunities.
The Governor announced that the State government will lay Astro Turfs on all the 17 blocks of Sundergarh district to prepare world class hockey players in the sports sector.
Odisha Smart City Mission will try to develop five municipal corporations cities as smart cities. Apart from Metro rail project, the government will attempt to connect North to South and East to West through Biju Express Way.