Odisha directs commercial establishments to use Odia signboards

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Bhubaneswar : The Odisha government on Tuesday directed shops and commercial establishments to display their signboards in Odia language.

The government also decided that all government institutions would display signboards in Odia language prominently in their respective offices and institutions apart from other languages, if any, within 15 days.

A high-level meeting was held under the chairmanship of Development Commissioner R. Balakrishnan in the state capital on Tuesday.

The Odisha Assembly in May this year passed the Odisha Shops and Commercial Establishments (amendment) Bill-2018 making Odia language mandatory on signboards on shops and business establishments in the state.