Bhubaneswar: A team of the Fifteenth Finance Commission led by its Chairman NK Singh arrived in Bhubaneswar today on a five-day visit to Odisha.
The Chairman and other members will hold talks on devolution of Central funds, sharing of taxes, grants to PRI bodies and other important issues with State Government authorities on January 8 and 9.
During the visit, the team will hold discussions on the State’s finances and other issues.
The Commission will undertake field visits to take stock of the State Government’s poverty eradication programme like Odisha Livelihood Mission (OLM).
It will also visit the Self Health Groups (SHGs), drinking water projects, cyclone shelters, and other development projects of the State Government. The Commission will also review the works undertaken by the Chilka Development Authority (CDA) as well as Wet Land Research Centre.
Odisha is the 15th State in the country that this Commission visited.