Pandian Spells Out Odisha’s Roadmap For 5 Years, Says 2024-29 To Be Game-Changer

Bhubaneswar: Virtually predicting BJD retaining power in Odisha after upcoming Assembly polls, bureaucrat-turned politician and 5T Chairman V K Pandian on Monday spelt out the roadmap for the next five years.

Addressing a special session at the World Odia Language Conference in Bhubaneswar, the 5T and Nabin Odisha Chairman said the tenure from 2024 to 2029 will be a game changer for the state.

Compared to 2019-24, the next five years from 2024 to 2029 is going to be much faster, bigger, more inclusive, greener and more empowering for the people of Odisha, said Pandian.

Asserting that the state has been witnessing tremendous transformation in every sector since 2019, the BJD leader said that in the next five years, Odisha will not compete with other states but compete with the world and our target will be much bigger.

Odisha has been transforming in all spheres, including education and health care sectors, he said, adding that poverty level which stood at 68 per cent in 2000 has come down to 11 per cent. Odisha, which earlier depended on Punjab and Haryana for food, is now food surplus and supplies to many states, he said.

Stating that Odisha has done spiritual governance and not bureaucratic governance under the leadership of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, the it is guided by spiritual values and transformation is taking place with the blessings of ‘Mahaprabhu’ – Lord Jagannath.

Humility and transparency are the hallmarks of this governance and Odisha’s target is much bigger now, Pandian added.


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