Hockey World Cup set to begin, CM Naveen Patnaik cheers for team: Rs 1 crore for each player if India wins

The Indian Express | Jan 06, 2023
India last won the hockey World Cup in 1975. With Odisha as its main sponsor, the Indian team is hoping to build on its bronze victory at the 2021 Tokyo Games to clinch the world title this year.

If India wins the Hockey World Cup, the Odisha government will reward each player with Rs 1 crore in cash, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said Thursday, in a bid to raise the team’s competitive spirit as the international tournament begins in the state on January 13.

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Odisha Govt Initiates Steps To Launch ‘Ama Hospital’ Programme Under 5T

Odisha Bytes | Jan 04, 2023

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday launched steps for implementation of ‘Ama Hospital’ programme under 5T initiative to transform and strengthen the Community Health Centres, Sub-divisional Health Centres and District Headquarter Hospitals.

In a letter to all the district Collectors, Health and Family Welfare Secretary Shalini Pandit said that the state government has decided to launch the initiative for 5T transformation of identified hospitals as ‘Ama Hospital.”

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Union Education Minister flays Odisha govt over misuse of DMF fund

The New Indian Express | Dec 30, 2022

Says there is no clarity or transparency in its utilisation in Angul

ANGUL: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday attacked the state government over the ‘misuse’ of the district mineral foundation (DMF) fund in Angul. Speaking at a public meeting here, Pradhan criticised the way in which DMF collections were being spent in the Angul district without a tender process.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made provision of DMF funds for mining-affected areas which should be utilised on drinking water, healthcare services and other welfare activities. But in Angul, the fund is being misutilised. There is no clarity or transparency in its utilisation,” he alleged. Angul gets Rs 700-Rs 800 crore DMF funds per year.

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Bonded labourers rescued at Kanumpalle wait for rehabilitation

The Hindu | Dec 04, 2022

Manpower supplier pressurising them to work at the same place

The 32 bonded labourers rescued from the Sagar Brick Kiln Factory at Kanumpalle in Garladinne mandal of Anantapur district on November 20 have landed in proverbial ‘trisanku’ as pressure from their manpower supplier Sardar Puran Bag at Balangir in Odisha is increasing by the day on them to go back to work at the same place. On the other side the process of payment of ₹1 lakh compensation per rescued bonded labourer, as part of rehabilitation, is taking time.

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NHRC notice to the Government of Andhra Pradesh over reported pleading by of 32 bonded labourers for their rescue from a brick kiln in Anantapur district (19.11.2019)

NHRC Delhi, 19th November, 2019

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, India has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports narrating the painful story of 32 bonded labourers from the State of Odisha pleading for their rescue from a brick kiln at Kanumpalli Cross in Garladinne mandal of the Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh. As mentioned in the news report, the victim labourers sent out an SOS to their relatives and friends back home for their rescue from travails they were undergoing for the past several months.

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