Odisha Makes Odia Signage Compulsory

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Cabinet gave green signal for 17 proposals during its meeting at the stat Secretariate on Wednesday including mandatory of Odia signage.

According to reports the Cabinet which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik made it mandatory for all shops and commercial establishments to have Odia signage. They have been given one month of time to change their sign boards.

It said that the violators will pay fine between Rs 1000-5000 for the first time. However, they will have to pay Rs 2000-25000 if found violating the guidelines for second time.

The Cabinet also gave its nod for forming 8000 ‘Biju Yuva Vahini’ in 6800 Panchayats and 130 Urban Local Bodies in the state.

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