15th Finance Commission team arrives in Bhubaneswar


Bhubaneswar: A team of the 15th Finance Commission arrived here on Monday on a five-day visit to hold talks with Odisha government.

The team is led by its chairman Nand Kishore Singh. Finance Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera welcomed the team at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here.

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 team will also meet Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

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.

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