Odisha Ministers with Portfolios (2022)

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Insight Bureau:  A total of 13 Cabinet Ministers and 8 Ministers of State with Independent Charge were sworn in into Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s Council of Ministers on Sunday.

 
Soon after the swearing-in ceremony, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik allocated administrative departments among his Ministers.
 
Seven MLAs, Rajendra Dholakia, Aswini Kumar Patra, Rohit Pujari, Srikanta Sahu, Pritiranjan Gharai, Basanti Hembram and Rita Sahu have been inducted as Ministers for the first time.
 
Jagannath Saraka and Ashok Panda got promoted to cabinet rank from MoS.
 
Kakatpur MLA Tusharkanti Behera has been given charge of home department as minister of state (MoS).
 
While, five time MLA and senior BJD Niranjan Pujari was allocated Finance, Parliamentary Affairs, Ranendra Pratap Swain has been given Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment Fisheries & Animal Resources Development.
 
Tukuni Sahu was allotted Water Resources, Commerce & Transport whereas Basanti Hembram has been given Women & Child Development and Mission Shakti departments as minister of state (MoS).
Below are the details on Portfolios of the newly appointed Ministers:

 

Cabinet Ministers

1. Jagannath Saraka: S.T. & S.C. Development, Minorities & Backward Classes Welfare, Law

2. Niranjan Pujari: Finance, Parliamentary Affairs

3. Ranendra Pratap Swain: Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment Fisheries & Animal Resources Development

4. Pradip Kumar Amat: Forest & Environment, Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water, Information & Public Relations

5. Pramila Mallik: Revenue & Disaster Management

6. Usha Devi: Housing & Urban Development

7. Prafulla Kumar Mallick: Steel & Mines, Works

8. Pratap Keshari Deb: Industries, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Energy

9. Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak: Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare, Co-operation

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10. Naba Kisore Das: Health & Family Welfare

11. Tukuni Sahu: Water Resources, Commerce & Transport

12. Ashok Chandra Panda: Science & Technology, Public Enterprises, Social Security & Empowerment of Persons with Disability.

13. Rajendra Dholakia: Planning & Convergence

Ministers of State (Independent Charge)

1. Samir Ranjan Dash: School & Mass Education

2. Aswini Kumar Patra: Tourism, Odia Language, Literature & Culture, Excise

3. Pritiranjan Gharai: Rural Development, Skill Development & Technical Education

4. Srikanta Sahu: Labour & Employees’ State Insurance

5. Tusharkanti Behera: Electronics & Information Technology, Sports & Youth Services

6. Rohit Pujari: Higher Education

7. Rita Sahu: Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts

8. Basanti Hembram: Women & Child Development and Mission Shakti

Odisha Ministers with Portfolios 2022

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