Bhubaneswar, Jan 9 (LocalWire) The 15th Finance Commission, led by its chairman N.K. Singh, is on a three-day visit to Odisha from Jan 8 to 11.
On the first day of their visit, the commission held talks with Panchayati Raj Institutions and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) on various developmental activities in the state.
The members later interacted with representatives of trade associations of Odisha and political parties.
In the coming two days, Singh will hold detailed meetings with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on the state’s finances and other issues.
The members will undertake fields visits to take stock of the state government’s poverty eradication programme – Odisha Livelihood Mission (OLM), an autonomous society under the aegis of the Odisha government.
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 as well as Wet Land Research Centre.
Odisha is the 15th state that this commission is visiting.