House Committee reviewed how the departments run..

Bhawanipatna(Special Opinion)With the Chairmanship of Bolangir MLA Veteran Leader of Congress Party Shri Narasingha Mishra,Lanjigarh MLA Pradip Kumar Dishari, Kantamal MLA Mahidhar Rana & other standing committee members conducted a review meeting on Friday morning at Bhawanipatna & also visited various sites.Civil Supplies,Cooperation, Handicraft etc departments of state government in the district were being reviewed by the committee.Reviewing paddy procurement arrangements in the district, the standing committee suggested keeping adequate number of moisture metres and grading machines to determine fair average quality (FAQ) of paddy. It also suggested linking Aadhaar numbers of beneficiaries to the public distribution system. The OLA standing committee-6 is known to have proposed to the state government to provide pensions to handicrafts artisans, potters and wood craftsmen. Similarly, it directed Bhawanipatna cooperative bank officials not to deduct any outstanding amount in advance at the time of giving fresh loans to local farmers.Later on, the team visited Balisara village under Thua Rampur block and advised the authorities to connect local artisans with nearby markets. The high standard of pottery work was appreciated by all members of the committee. The team felt that none of the artisans have benefited from housing schemes.Collector Parag Harshad Gavali, district supply officer, deputy registrar of cooperative societies, Bhawanipatna cooperative bank officials and handicrafts department officials accompanied the committee.

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