Rayagada: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated and laid foundation stone for several projects worth Rs 1,250 crore in Rayagada district.
During the visit Patnaik also addressed a Mission Shakti Samavesh attended by women SHG members at Kaliguda.
Members of 6,729 SHGs that have received over Rs 10 crore seed money, and members of 6,735 SHGs that have provided with Rs 2.20 crore for digital empowerment and 11 block level federation members, who have been given Rs 2.75 crore financial aid attended the conclave.
Women SHG members also interacted with the CM. Patnaik also distributed bicycles to 1,500 construction workers, and pensions to 1,189 beneficiaries under the Madhubabu Pension Yojana.
The Chief Minister reached the venue an hour late as his flight was diverted to Jeypore due to bad weather.