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Odisha Assembly Adjourned Sine Die


14 December 2017

Soumya Ranjan Sahoo


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Bhubaneswar: Even though the Winter Session (11th Session) of the Odisha Assembly (15th Assembly) commenced from December 1 and was scheduled to continue till December 31 with a total of 24 working days and 7 holidays, Speaker Pradip Kumar Amat on Thursday (December 14) adjourned it for an indefinite period.

As per the information pertaining to the valedictory address, the number of sittings held was 13 while sittings days devoted for Official Business were 12.

There were two Obituary References during the Winter Session.

While 1091 Starred Question notices were received, the number of Starred Question answered was 22.

Similarly, 1759 Un-Starred Question notices were received while 2076 answers to Un-Starred Questions were laid in the House.

While 5 Adjournment Motion notices were received, discussion was made on only one. Accordinlgy, there were 4 Demand Discussions, 36 Calling Attention notice received while only two discussed.

99 Papers laid/re-laid, 3 Statements made, 8 Annual Reports laid, 7 Committee Reports presented, 5 Official Bills introduced and passed, 3 Motions discussed, 2 Resolutions adopted, one Commission of Inquiry Report laid and 36 Submissions made.

Significantly, a 17-member House Committee led by the Speaker of Odisha Assembly has been formed to meet the President of India on the Mahanadi Tribunal demand.

Similarly, a 16-member All-Party Committee has been duly constituted led by the Chief Minister to meet the Prime Minister on the main issue of Mahanadi and constitution of Tribunal for resolving the ongoing water sharing dispute with neighbouring Chhattisgarh.

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Narasingha Mishra, Leader of Opposition, Odisha

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Amar Prasad Satpathy, Government Chief Whip, Odisha