Western Odisha Development Council
Western Orissa Development Council (WODC) is an administrative set-up established by the government of Orissa on 11th november, 1998. This council was particularly established to bring development in the backward western Orissa region. This organization is highly criticized by politicians, and members of the civil society as it has failed to live up to the expectations. Many says that formation of the Western Orissa Development Council is an acknowledgement of regional imbalance, and term it as "rehabilitation platform" for the ruling party. The Orissa State Legislative Assembly demanding removal of the chairperson of the Western Orissa Development Council (WODC) and its expert members.