Bhubaneswar, Aug 6: As per the direction of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Secretary to CM (5T) V K Pandian is on a two day visit to Balangir district.
He reviewed the Tusura air strip modernization proposal and directed Collector to prepare a DPR for the development of airstrip.
He then visited the Samalei Temple at Tusura and interacted with servitors, trustee members and the general public for the holistic development of the temple along with better facilities for the devotees and took suggestions on various aspects of the transformation of the temple and its development. He directed the district administration to prepare a DPR for the temple and pilgrim amenities.
He heard the grievances of the public in Patnagarh and Belpada blocks, Titilagarh subdivision, of various groups and individuals. He conveyed that Chief Minister laid emphasis on grievance redressal as a priority task for the administration. He assured them of early grievance redressal.
He reviewed the ongoing Mega piped water supply schemes of Patnagarh, Titlagarh, Saintala, Gudvela, Balangir, Puintala and Deogaon blocks at a cost of Rs 1020 crore. The projects will be operationalised in phases starting from December 2024. The water supply improvement projects in Balangir and Titlagarh municipalities to be completed by October.
He reviewed the ongoing in-stream storage structures projects at a cost of Rs 950 crores in the Titlagarh sub-division and also reviewed the Upper Lanth Project and expansion of ayacut area of the Lower Indra project.
He then visited the Harishankar temple and reviewed the ongoing project for the development of the temple area at a cost of Rs 55 crores. The project will be completed by December 2023.
He interacted with +2 and degree college students of the district at Rajendra University play ground. He informed them regarding Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s approval for the inclusion of 69 higher secondary schools and 28 degree colleges under 5T transformation programme at a cost of Rs 40.5 crore.