Naveen Patnaik Current Affairs - 2020

Madhu Babu Pension Scheme: Transgenders to be included

On July 18, 2020, Odisha Government announced that transgenders are to be included under Madhu Babu Pension Yojana.


Madhu Babu Pension Yojana is a social security scheme that was launched in the state of Odisha. Under the scheme, around 5,000 transgenders are to receive Rs 500, Rs 700 and Rs 900 per month as pension. The women currently fighting in divorce cases are also to be brought under the scheme.

About the scheme

In order to avail the benefits of the scheme, the transgenders should have a certificate issued under Section 6 of Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019. Also, the income of the beneficiary should not be exceed Rs 40,000 per year.

Around 48 lakhs people are already being benefiting from the Madhu Babu Pension Scheme

Madhu Babu Pension Yojana

The scheme was launched in the state of Odisha in 2008. It is a merger of two pension schemes namely Revised Old Age Pension Rules, 1989 and Disability Pension Rules, 1985. Under the scheme, the state government will provide pension to the state beneficiaries. This includes persons with disabilities, widows and now transgenders have been included.

Odisha becomes First State in India to Use Space Technology & Artificial Intelligence for Safeguarding Government Lands

To monitor all Government lands in the state capital Bhubaneswar, web and mobile-based solution named ‘BLUIS’- Bhubaneswar Land Use Intelligence System was launched on 8th July 2020. The Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik launched BLUIS.

BLUIS was launched due to the lack of adequate transparency and accountability in the current manual mode of mechanism that is being used for decades for the detection of encroachments in government lands.


The Bhubaneswar Land Use Intelligence System is a geo-tagged repository that would monitor and detect all government lands in Bhubaneswar. This will be done by using high-resolution satellite imagery.

For safeguarding government lands from encroachments by land grabbers- the launch of BLUIS makes Odisha the first state in the country to use satellite technology and artificial intelligence. Any attempt to change the use of government land in Bhubaneswar, BLUIS will raise alarm and guide the enforcement staff to the exact location of encroachment.

Litigation Management System Launched

At different stages of a case for providing end to end communication between government officials and advocates, the Chief Minister also launched the online application named ‘Litigation Management System’ on 8th July 2020. By monitoring court cases (from initiation to allotment of the case to government advocate), the Litigation Management System is a smart technology-based solution.

‘BLUIS’ and ‘Litigation Management System’ are among the 8 Technology-driven Solutions that were launched under the 5T initiatives by the Chief Minister on 8th July 2020.