Bhubaneswar: Odisha government Monday decided to set up 34 new courts in the State.

The State law minister, Pratap Jena, said that the courts will established following the approval of the high court.

The high powered committee headed by finance minister Niranjan Pujhari has taken a decision to this effect. A budget provision Rs 21.26 crore has been made in 2022-23 budget. The committee comprises of law minister Jena, finance secretary Vishal Dev, and law secretary Pratap Patra.

One vigilance court in Parlakhemundi, seven districts & sessions judge courts in Bhubaneswar (2), Soro, Jaleswar, Chandikhol, Koraput and R. Udayagiri.five civil judge courts ( Senior Division) at Ranpur, Narsinghpur, Badamba, Soroda, and Rampur. Eleven civil judge courts ( junior division) at Tusra, Dhenkanal, Soro, Simulia, Bahanaga, Jaleswar, Chandikhol, Barkot, Naugoan, K. Nuagoan and Khajuripada.

The government is also proposing to set up ten commercial courts at Cuttack Sadar, Bhubaneswar, Puri, Balasore Sadar, Kendrapada Sadar, Balangir, Jeypore and Rourkela.