Odisha Cabinet portfolios announced: CM keeps home, finance; full list here

Odisha CM Mohan Charan Majhi sworn in on Wednesday

Odisha cabinet portfolios (File) Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Odisha Chief Minister Mohan Charan Majhi during the swearing-in ceremony, in Bhubaneswar | PTI

Odisha Chief Minister Mohan Charan Majhi on Saturday allocated cabinet portfolios to his council of ministers. According to a statement issued by the Raj Bhavan, the CM kept the home and the finance ministry to himself. 

Deputy Chief Minister Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo was allotted the Agriculture and Farmers' Empowerment and Energy departments.

The other Deputy Chief Minister Pravati Parida, a debutant MLA and the lone female in the 16-member council of ministers has been allotted the Women and Child Development, Mission Shakti and Tourism department.

Majhi was sworn in as the state's first BJP chief minister here on Wednesday. CM also kept other departments including the general administration and public grievances, information and public relations, water resources and planning and convergence.

BJP leader Suresh Pujari was allocated Revenue and Disaster Management, while Rabi Narayan Naik, a farmer leader, was given Rural Development, Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water departments.

Tribal leader Nityananda Gond received School and Mass Education, ST&SC development, Minorities & Backward Classes Welfare, social security & empowerment of persons with disabilities departments, the statement said.

Among others: Krushna Chandra Patra received Food Suppliers & Consumer Welfare, Science and Technology

Prithviraj Harichandran - Law, Works, Excise

Mukesh Mahaling - Health and Family Welfare, Parliamentary Affairs, Electronics & Information Technology

Bibhuti Bhushan Jena - Commerce & Transport, Steel and Mines

Krushna Chandra Mahapatra - Housing & Urban Development, Public Enterprises

Ganesh Ram Singkhuntia - Forest, Environment and Climate Change, Labour & Employees State Insurance

Suryabanshi Suraj - Higher Education, Sports & Youth Services, Odia Language Literature & Culture

Pradeep Bal Samanta - Co-operation, Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts

Gokulananda Malik - Fisheries & Animal Resources Development, MSME

Sampad Chandra Swain - Industries, Skill Development & Technical Education

Ending the 24-year Biju Janata Dal's (BJD) governance, the BJP government in Odisha won 78 of 147 seats in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. 


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