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Odisha to Launch Nabakrushna Choudhury Seccha Unnayan Yojana

Odisha has decided to launch a new agricultural scheme called Nabakrushna Choudhury Seccha Unnayan Yojana


  • The new scheme has the estimated cost of  Rs 635 crore and it aims to provide irrigation facility to about 55,000 hectare of agricultural land across the state. 
  • The scheme has been named after former chief minister and freedom fighter Nabakrushna Choudhury.
  • Under the scheme, 46,296 hectare command area of 14 major and medium irrigations and 284 minor irrigation projects will be revived
  • The cabinet has decided to reduce the rate of VAT to 5 per cent on use of natural gas in industrial and domestic sectors while it will be 15 per cent when used as fuel in vehicles
  • The cabinet of the state has also approved amendment to the Wildlife (protection) (Odisha) Rules, 1974.
  • The amendment is made for enhancement of compensation payment for human killing and death of sheep, goat and lamb by wild animals.
  • From now, family members of someone killed in wild animal would attack get Rs 4 lakh as compensation instead of Rs 3 lakh given earlier
  •  The cabinet also approved a proposal to take Rs 1071 crore loan from the World Bank for development of infrastructure in 140 colleges and 11 universities.
Odisha to Launch Nabakrushna Choudhury Seccha Unnayan Yojana Odisha to Launch Nabakrushna Choudhury Seccha Unnayan Yojana Reviewed by insiya yadav on November 24, 2017 Rating: 5

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