Baripada: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated and laid foundation stones of a slew of projects in Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar districts.
While attending Mission Shakti convention in Rairangpur, the CM inaugurated 21 welfare projects worth Rs 45 crore and also laid foundation stones of 15 projects worth Rs 960.34 crore for Rairangpur and Karajia sub divisions.
Under the digital empowerment programme, 7,000 women were provided Rs 3,000 each to purchase smart phones.
Patnaik also handed over seed money of Rs 15,000 each to as many as 7, 453 Self Help Groups (SHGs) and Rs 25 lakh each to 12 block level SHG federations of the district under Mission Shakti.
Among others, the CM also inaugurated two high-level bridges over Balijod canal on Baripada-Bamanghati road, 50-bedded special centre at Karanjia Sub-Divisional Hospital and two child and mother care centres in Thakurmunda Community Health Centre (CHC) were among the other developmental projects inaugurated by the chief minister.
Naveen also attended a farmers’ rally called KALIA Samavesh at Pandapada in Keonjhar district. He inaugurated 17 welfare projects worth Rs 66 crore and laid foundation stones of 47 projects worth Rs 2,100 crore for Keonjhar district.
The CM laid foundation for residential houses of Keonjhar police department, 50-seated skill development and training centre, girls’ and boys’ hostels in Dharanidhar Autonomous College, piped water supply project.