Odisha CM expands ‘Special Development Councils’ in 14 Districts

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Special Development CouncilsThe Odisha government has expanded the jurisdiction of Special Development Councils (SDCs) from nine to 23 districts to improve the lives of 84 lakh tribal people.

An overview of the news

  • This extension signifies the government's commitment to ensuring the comprehensive development of indigenous communities residing in these districts.

  • SDC is targeted intervention aims to uplift and improve the lives of the tribal communities residing in the state.

  • The primary objective of extending the jurisdiction of the SDC is to bring positive changes to the lives of the indigenous people in Odisha. 

  • By implementing targeted interventions, the government aims to address issues related to education, healthcare, infrastructure, livelihood, and overall socio-economic development in these tribal areas.

Significance of Tribal Community in Odisha

  • The tribal community holds great significance in Odisha, accounting for 22.8% of the state's population. 

  • These indigenous populations have unique cultural identities, traditional knowledge, and a deep connection with their ancestral lands. 

  • Recognizing their contributions and ensuring their well-being is crucial for the overall progress and inclusivity of the state.

About Odisha

  • Capital- Bhubaneswar

  • Governor- Ganeshi Lal

  • Chief Minister- Naveen Patnaik

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