Bhubaneswar: The 15th Finance Commission led by its chairman NK Singh will visit the state from January 8 to 11, 2019. The members will hold detailed meeting with the state chief minister Naveen Patnaik during which the Commission will hold discussions on the state’s finances and other issues.

15th FC Chairman NK Singh in Bhubaneswar. Odisha Finance Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera, Finance Secretary Ashok Meena and Sr. Officer Vineel Krishna receiving him.

There will be meetings of the Commission with representatives of the Panchyati Raj Institutions and Urban Local Bodies. The Commission will also hold meetings with the representatives of trade bodies, associations of industries of Odisha and political parties.

The Commission will undertake field visits to take stock of the state government’s poverty eradication programme — Odisha Livelihood Mission, (OLM) an autonomous society under the Odisha government . It will also visit the Self-help Groups(SHGs), drinking water projects, cyclone shelters, and other development projects of the state government. The commission will also review the works undertaken by Chilka Development Authority as well as Wet Land Research Centre.