Odisha approves 500 new gram pancahyats

Odisha government has approved a proposal of the Panchayati Raj department to add 500 new gram panchayats  before the 2017 three-tier panchayat polls. The decision has been taken based on the recommendation received from the district level, said secretary to Panchayati Raj department, Deo Ranjan Singh. The state presently has 6,211 panchayats.

Odisha (formerly Orissa), an eastern Indian state on the Bay of Bengal, is known for its tribal cultures and its many ancient Hindu temples. The capital, Bhubaneswar, is home to hundreds of temples, notably the Nagara-style Mukteswar and the Lingaraj, both built in the 11th century and set around sacred Bindusagar Lake

So let’s do:
1. Name the state, which has approved a proposal of the Panchayati Raj department to add 500 new gram panchayats  before the 2017?
2. Who is the chief minister of Odisha?

Source – The Hindu



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