Western Odisha Development Council

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Western Orissa Development Council (WODC) is an administrative set-up established by the government of Orissa. This council was particularly established to bring development in the backward western Orissa region.[1] This organization is highly criticized by politicians,and members of the civil society as it has failed to live up to the expectations.[2] Many says that formation of the Western Orissa Development Council is an acknowledgement of regional imbalance,[3] and term it as "rehabilitation platform" for the ruling party.[4] The Orissa State Legislative Ass Assembly demanding removal of the chairperson of the Western Orissa Development Council (WODC) and its expert members.[5]

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