Odisha CM Allocates Portfolios to Ministers; Keeps Home, GA; Arun Sahoo Gets Agril; Naba Das New Health Minister
Bhubaneswar: Hours after taking oath as Chief Minister of Odisha for
the fifth consecutive term, Naveen Patnaik allocated the portfolios to
his 20-newly appointed ministers.
Here is the detailed list:
Naveen Patnaik – Home, General Administration & Public Grievance and any other Department specifically not assigned
1. Niranjan Pujari — Finance, Excise.
2. Bikram Keshari Arukha — Forest & Environment, Parliamentary Affairs.
3. Prafulla Kumar Mallik — Steel & Mines, Works.
4. Ranendra Pratap Swain — Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare, Co-operation.
5. Padmanabha Behera — Planning & Convergence, Commerce & Transport.
6. Pratap Jena — Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water, Law, Housing & Urban Development.
7. Arun Kumar Sahoo — Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment, Fisheries & Animal Resources Development, Higher Education.
8. Sudam Marndi — Revenue & Disaster Management
9. Susanta Singh — Rural Development, Labour & Employees’ State Insurance.
10. Naba Kisore Das — Health & Family Welfare.
11. Tukuni Sahu — Women & Child Development and Mission Shakti
Ministers of State (Independent Charge):
1. Jagannath Sarka — S.T. & S.C. Development, Minorities & Backward Classes Welfare.
2. Dibya Shankar Mishra — Energy; Industries; Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises.
3. Ashok Chandra Panda — Science & Technology, Public Enterprises, Social Security & Empowerment of Persons with Disability.
4. Samir Ranjan Das — School & Mass Education.
5. Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi — Tourism; Odia Language, Literature & Culture.
6. Premananda Nayak — Skill Development & Technical Education.
7. Raghunandan Das — Water Resources, Information & Public Relations.
8. Padmini Dian — Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts.
9. Tusharkanti Behera — Electronics & Information Technology, Sports & Youth Services.
Minister of State:
1. Prafulla Kumar Mallik — Home