Odisha: Portfolios allocated to ministers

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | June 15, 2024 IST

Mohan Majhi

Bhubaneswar, June 15: Odisha Chief Minister Mohan Charan Majhi today allocated the portfolios to his council of ministers.

Governor Raghubar Das approved the allotment of departments to the ministers on the advice of the Chief Minister.

Majhi has kept Home, General Administration and Public Grievances, Information and Public Relations, Water Resources and Planning and Convergence departments with himself.

He will also hold other departments not assigned to any Minister. 

Deputy Chief Minister KV Singhdeo has been allocated Energy and Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment departments.

Another Deputy CM, Pravati Parida, will handle Women and Child Development, Mission Shakti, and Tourism departments, while Brajarajnagar MLA Suresh Pujari will be in charge of the Revenue & Disaster Management department.

 CM Majhi has allotted Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, and Drinking Water departments to Kuchinda MLA Rabi Narayan Naik.

 Nityananda Gond has got School & Mass Education, ST & SC Development, Minorities & Backward Classes Welfare, and Social Security & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities departments. 

 Dhenkanal MLA Krushna Chandra Patra will be the Minister for Food Supply & Consumer Welfare, and Science & Technology.

 Prithiviraj Harichandan, the son of Chhattisgarh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan, will be in charge of Law, and Excise departments, while Mukesh Mahaling will handle Health and Family Welfare, Parliamentary Affairs, and Electronics & Information Technology portfolios.

 Bibhuti Bhushan Jena will be the Minister for Commerce & Transport, and Steel & Mines. 

 Krushna Chandra Mahapatra will be in charge of Housing & Urban Development, and Public Enterprises departments.

 List of Ministers of State (Independent Charge):

 * Ganesh Ram Singkhuntia: Forest, Environment and Climate Change; Labour & Employees State Insurance

 * Suryabanshi Suraj: Higher Education; Sports & Youth Services; Odia Language; Literature & Culture 

 * Pradeep Bal Samanta: Co-operation; Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts 

 Gokulananda Mallik: Fisheries & Animal Resources Developments; Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises 

 Sampad Chandra Swain: Industries & Skill Development; Technical Education

 CM Majhi along with his Council of Ministers took the oath in a grand swearing-in ceremony at the Janata Maidan here on June 12 in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

 



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