Just lately, an ABP Information C-Voter State of the Nation 2021 survey adjudged Naveen Patnaik as one of the best performing CM in the whole nation.
Because the survey knowledge reveal, round 70 per cent folks of Odisha are very a lot happy with the Patnaik Authorities’s efficiency and along with that round 20 per cent of the respondents expressed their considerably satisfaction together with his Authorities’s achievements. This endorsement of 90 per cent of the survey individuals clearly signifies the recognition and acceptability of Patnaik among the many plenty of Odisha.
When Patnaik entered politics and thereafter, when he grew to become CM for the primary time, many critics and analysts claimed that fortune performed to his favour within the type of sympathy wave after Biju Patnaik handed away in 1998. However with every passing day he positioned himself as a self-made politician and grew up as a seasoned statesman proving his mettle within the artwork of governance, together with a simplicity that echoes Gandhian lifestyle, and strove forward to tug Odisha up from the depths of poverty.A champion of financial improvement, he approached the issues of the State with scientific element.
As the information present, from 2004 to 2012 below his stewardship, Odisha noticed a poverty discount by greater than 20 per cent. No want to say that now Odisha has emerged right into a surplus rice producing State from a tragic meals shortage scenario. Between 2011 and 2018 the State’s Gross Home Product (SGDP) has nearly doubled from Rs 2.13 trillion to Rs 4.16 trillion with a compound annual progress fee of 10.3 per cent, which is larger than the nationwide common.
In 2018 alone, by way of worth, Odisha contributed 34.3 per cent of mineral manufacturing in India, the very best amongst States.
Odisha now has emerged as probably the most favoured funding vacation spot, attracting a report 18 per cent of whole funding within the nation as per CMIE knowledge 2019.
Even in agriculture, Odisha’s common annual progress fee is 4.5 p.c, which is larger than the nationwide common of three.1 per cent. Odisha presents a separate finances for agriculture and in recognition of its agricultural productiveness the Central Authorities has given Odisha 5 Krishi Karman awards repeatedly. Within the area of sports activities additionally Naveen Patnaik has efficiently put Odisha within the sports activities map of the world.
Tremendous Cyclone of 1999, Phailin of 2013, Hudhud of 2014 and cyclone Fani of 2019 together with various floods have had a disastrous impression on Odisha with the State economic system dealing with loss working into 1000’s of crores; but the State has bounced again each time below the environment friendly management of Chief Minister Patnaik.
The applauds and accolades Patnaik has acquired not solely nationally but in addition from varied worldwide platforms just like the UN and worldwide media, with regard to his administration’s catastrophe response mechanism, are properly documented. The UN in 2013, felicitated Patnaik by presenting a quotation for his dealing with of cyclone Phailin. The physique additionally introduced that the hassle of the Odisha Authorities could be highlighted as a mannequin for catastrophe administration programmes globally.
In reality, Patnaik was invited to attend the 2015 Third UN World Convention on Catastrophe Threat Discount held in Sendai, Japan. Equally, PM Modi has lauded CM Patnaik on many events for his swift pondering and actions vis-à-vis pure disasters.
To take a current instance, even earlier than the Central Authorities might act, Patnaik declared Covid-19 a catastrophe below the Nationwide Catastrophe Administration Act and following his lead, Modi Authorities declared the identical the subsequent day.
Odisha was additionally far forward than different States in establishing specifically devoted Covid hospitals in response to the quick spreading SARS CoV-2 virus. Whether or not by establishing new medical faculties, giving 45 lakh pucca homes below Biju Pacca Ghar Yojana for the poor, establishing Mission Shakti for self-help teams, Rs 1 rice per/kg for BPL households, Madhubabu Pension Yojana for the aged, KALIA scheme for landless farmers and share-croppers, report discount in poverty, farmers’ revenue getting doubled, incessant and uncompromising battle towards corruption and zero-tolerance coverage towards crime, Patnaik has proven the trail of transformational and inclusive politics that defy majoritarianism and polarization as political means to seize energy.
His emphasis is all the time on consensual governance. He believes that each single citizen has a stake in governance. For him a democratic mannequin of Authorities converts a polity right into a polycracy or a polyarchy as stated by Robert Dahl. And therefore, he has adopted inclusiveness because the hallmark of his model of politics. His new concentrate on citizen-centric governance with emphasis on 5Ts—know-how, transparency, teamwork, timeliness and transformation—begins a brand new period in reshaping and reforming the executive equipment of Odisha that actually caters into the hopes and goals of his fellow compatriots.
Patnaik, over time, has proved that good governance is nice politics and good governance could possibly be a profitable functioning of a political ideology, which Pranab Prakash Das rightly coined into the time period ‘Naveen-ism’ in a recently-held occasion conclave.
(The author is a former analysis scholar of the Jawaharlal Nehru College and presently serves as a TV panelist for the Biju Janata Dal. Views are private)