Bhubaneswar, Aug 11: As per the direction of Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik, Secretary to CM (5T) VK Pandian today visited Mayurbhanj district to review the progress of various developmental works in the district and redressal of public grievances.
Pandian reviewed the progress of ongoing mega piped water supply schemes at a cost of Rs 1771 crores in Kaptipada, Thakurmunda, Karanjia, Jashipur, Raruan, Sukruli, Kusumi, Udala, Khunta and Baripada blocks. The projects will be operationalised in phases from November 2023 onwards. He directed the officials to ensure the completion within the timelines.
He also reviewed the progress of ongoing mega lift irrigation projects at a cost of Rs 214 crores that will irrigate 17,500 acres in Jashipur block which are in tender stage and directed the officials to ensure completion within the timelines.
He reviewed the progress of drink from tap project at a cost of Rs 67 crores of Baripada Municipality.
During the day, he partipated in the public grievance meetings at Karanjia, Jashipur, Rairangpur,Bisoi and Baripada. He interacted with the public regarding their grievances. He emphasised that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik gives top priority towards citizen grievances and assured early resolution of the petitions submitted.
Pandian aslo informed the public of Mayurbhanj regarding the sanctioning of several projects by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik including development of Devkund, Bhimkund and Maa Khichakeshwari temple.
Pandian interacted with the tribal groups and explained to them the importance given to preservation of tribal culture by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.