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Roadmap boost to civil aviation

bhubaneswar: The state government has taken action to prepare a road map and strategies to boost intra-state and inter-state civil aviation facilities. A high-level meeting chaired by chief secretary Bijay Kumar Patnaik on Friday held discussions with officials of Industrial Investment Promotion Corporation of Odisha Limited and the civil aviation department. A road map has been prepared for a period of 10 years from 2012-13 to 2022-23.

Tube wells

bhubaneswar: The state government has decided to install one lakh tube wells in the next three years to provide better irrigation facilities to farmers. Chief minister Naveen Patnaik announced this decision during a meeting on Friday. The installation of tube wells would help irrigate about 10 lakh hectares of agricultural fields during the kharif season and two lakh fields in the rabi season.

Meeting ire

Berhampur: Berhampur Member of Parliament and actor turned politician Siddhant Mahapatra faced the fury of councillors, especially those from the Congress, when he attended the council meeting of the Berhampur Municipal Corporation on Friday for the first time in four years. I was not able to attend any council meeting after being elected as Berhampur MP for four years because most of the time the Parliament was in session and sometimes I did not receive the letter in time," Mahapatra, a BJD leader, said. Friday's meeting was fixed after the Berhampur MP wanted to review various programmes of the BMC. .