Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced the drop rate in poverty:
Odisha’s CM Naveen Patnaik addressed a press conference on the occasion of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is an international observance celebrated every year on October 17 throughout the world.
Naveen Patnaik issued a statement saying, “Odisha’s transformative initiatives and policies have resulted in the sharpest drop in poverty, about 25 per cent, bringing millions out of poverty in the last two decades”. furthermore, he assured that the state government reaffirms its commitment to intensify efforts in building an inclusive society with no economic barriers.