Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday severely criticized the State Government saying it has come on the way of Odisha’s development by not providing cooperation to the Union Government.
“Projects worth Rs 1,36,000 crore are lying pending due to lack of cooperation from the State Government. Bhadrak textile park is one of the pending Central projects which has not been taken up due to unavailability of land,” Pradhan said at the “Ujjwala Didi Samabesh” held at the East Coast Railway Complex here.
He claimed that the Modi Government is committed to provide financial support not only for infrastructural development but also for promotion of the State’s culture and tradition. “Which Government had given funds for holding the Nabakalebara of the Lords of the Shree Jagannath Templemle? Narendra Modi Government provided Rs 50 crore for Nabakalebar and another Rs 50 crore for infrastructure development in Puri.