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Pradhan accuses BJD govt of not developing Odisha

ANI  |  Balasore (Odisha) [India] 

for Petroleum and Natural Gas on Sunday accused the ruling (BJD) government of for its lackadaisical attitude in developing the state.

Addressing the 'Padyatra' here, Pradhan said that in the last 19 years, more people in the state in the state migrated to other places in search of jobs and alleged that corruption increased in the state.

"In 19 years of this (BJD) government, people have only migrated in search of jobs leaving behind their families. There is a rise in unemployment and corruption in the state," he said.

Slamming Chief Minister for failing to improve the agriculture and health sectors in the state, Pradhan asserted, "There is distress sale of paddy and farmers are forced to sell their produce at less than the MSP of Rs 1750 per quintal. 'Mandis' (wholesale markets) are yet to be opened for paddy procurement in district. Farmers are seeking answers from the over the distress sale of paddy and poor irrigation facility."

"Of the 285 sanctioned doctors, 143 posts are vacant in district. People of Jaleswar seek answers from for its failure in providing health care facility and basic facilities like round the clock electricity," he added.

The remarked that Jaleswar was once the centre of economic development in northern Odisha, and despite having rich resources, the region lagged behind in the development process.

Pradhan accused the of failing to take steps to manage the rainwater flowing in despite the recurrence of flood-related calamities in district.

Continuing his tirade against the BJD for not providing piped water supply to the people in Jaleswar, Pradhan said, "government has put up large hoardings of providing piped drinking water to households, but in reality, people in Jaleswar don't get piped water supply. The government after 19 years has failed to provide clean drinking water."

He further said that the should give an answer to the people of Odisha on the shortage of teachers in schools, doctors, and the status of electrification in the state.

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 09:50 IST