The Governor of Odisha promulgated the Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 on April 7, 2020. The Ordinance amends the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. The Act provides for the prevention of the spread of dangerous epidemic diseases.

The Government of Odisha has come out with an exclusive document ‘Climate Budget’ which depicts the proportion of budget allocated for mitigating climate change. The document was presented in the Odisha Legislative Assembly on the occasion of the recent budget session of Odisha, commenced from 14 Feb 2020.

The Government of Odisha is the first State in India to initiate the concept of Nutrition Budgeting in the Financial Year (FY) 2020-21. The analysis follows a multi-sectoral approach that deals with both Nutrition Specific (direct nutrition centric) and Nutrition Sensitive (indirect nutrition centric) schemes and interventions.

The Fifth State Finance Commission was constituted by the Governor under the provisions of Article-243-I and 243-Y of the Constitution of India, read with Section 3 and 8 of Odisha Finance Commission (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1993 (Odisha Act 28 of 1993) vide Notification No.15340FIN-BUD6-SFC-0002-2018/F dated 5th May, 2018to recommend on

With the aim to improve sanitation facility in rural areas, the state government has drafted Rural Sanitation Policy to make every village ‘Swachh and Sustha’ (clean and healthy). The Panchyati Raj and Drinking Water Department has drafted the policy.

Odisha’s Agricultural Policy 2019 is focused on farmers’ well-being and is formulated to build on the inherent strengths of its agriculture and allied sectors, to address the constraints it faces and to make optimal use of resources and opportunities emerging on account of advancement in technology, and the emergence of accelerated economic grow

The Odisha government has constituted 5th State Finance Commission with former bureaucrat and State Election Commissioner Rabinarayan Senapati as its chairman for devolution of funds to the panchayati raj institutions and urban local bodies (ULBs).

In the succession of State Finance Commissions constituted once in every five years following 73rdand 74th Amendments of the Constitution, the Fifth State Finance Commission was constituted by the Governor of Odisha vide Finance Department Notification dated 5th May, 2018 with Chairman, three Members, two ex-officio Members and Member Secretary.

Odisha's gross state domestic product (GSDP) grew by 8.4 per cent during 2018-19 compared to 7.4 per cent in previous financial year, highlighting that it has grown at a faster rate than states like Haryana, Punjab, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Jharkhand.

The Odisha government has decided to take certain steps to manage heat wave during the summer season that commences in March and stretches up to mid-June, official sources said.

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