Bhubaneswar, May 29 (LocalWire): Here is a list of cabinet ministers and the ministers of state in the new Naveen Patnaik-led government.
While Patnaik has kept home, general administration and public grievance for himself, a bulk of the portfolios he distributed among his new council of ministers.
1. Shri Niranjan Pujari – Finance, Excise.
2. Shri Bikram Keshari Arukha. – Forest & Environment, Parliamentary Affairs.
3. Shri Prafulla Kumar Mallik. – Steel & Mines, Works.
4. Shri Ranendra Pratap Swain. – Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare, Co-operation.
5. Shri Padmanabha Behera. – Planning & Convergence, Commerce & Transport.
6. Shri Pratap Jena. – Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water, Law, Housing & Urban Development.
7. Shri Arun Kumar Sahoo. – Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment, Fisheries & Animal Resources Development, Higher Education.
8. Shri Sudam Marndi. – Revenue & Disaster Management
9. Shri Susanta Singh. – Rural Development, Labour & Employees’ State Insurance.
10. Shri Naba Kisore Das. – Health & Family Welfare.
11. Smt Tukuni Sahu. – Women & Child Development and Mission Shakti.
Ministers of State (Independent Charge)
1. Shri Jagannath Sarka. – S.T. & S.C. Development, Minorities & Backward Classes Welfare.
2. Shri Dibya Shankar Mishra. – Energy; Industries; Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises.
3. Shri Ashok Chandra Panda. – Science & Technology, Public Enterprises, Social Security & Empowerment of Persons with Disability.
4. Shri Samir Ranjan Das. – School & Mass Education.
5. Shri Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi. – Tourism; Odia Language, Literature & Culture.
6. Shri Premananda Nayak. – Skill Development & Technical Education.
7. Shri Raghunandan Das. – Water Resources, Information & Public Relations.
8. Smt Padmini Dian. – Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts.
9. Shri Tusharkanti Behera. – Electronics & Information Technology, Sports & Youth Services.
While for the Minister of State Shri Prafulla Kumar Mallik as Home.