Bhubaneswar, Aug 26: Secretary to CM (5T) V.K. Pandian today visited Ganjam district to review the progress of various developmental works in the district and redressal of public grievances.
Pandian reviewed the progress of Mega Piped Water Supply Projects from Mahanadi River and Salia Dam at a cost of Rs 1670 Cr that would supply potable drinking water to all households in Surada, Bellaguntha, Bhanjannagar, Jagannathprasad, Polsara, Buguda and Khallikote Blocks.
He also reviewed the ongoing Instream Storage Structure Projects in Sanabaragaon on River Dhanei in Polasara at a cost of Rs. 20 Cr and in Dholapita in Bhanjanagar at a cost of Rs. 26 Cr that would provide drinking water supply and irrigation facilities in the area. The project would be completed by December 2023 and January 2024 respectively.
Focusing on strengthening the road connectivity, he reviewed the progress of various Road Projects : Strengthening and Widening of Kanteipalli-Surada Road at a cost of Rs 26 Cr to be completed by December 2023; PWD Road from Aska to Polsara at a cost of Rs 25 Cr to be completed by December 2024; Budhamaba-Buguda road at a cost of Rs 48 Cr to be completed by February 2025 and directed to expedite the tender process of Budhamba-Buguda PWD Road to Ganjam Border with an estimated cost of Rs 31 Cr.
Pandian also reviewed the progress of Biju Patnaik Indoor Stadiums at Bhanjanagar NAC, Surada NAC, Bellaguntha NAC, Aska NAC, Polsara NAC, Buguda NAC, Purushottampur NAC and Khallikote NAC at a total cost of Rs 51 Cr. These projects would be completed by September.
Later, he reviewed the progress of Other important Projects: Construction work of New SDH Building at Babanapur at a cost of Rs. 40 Cr; Infrastructure Development of Tipisara Nala in Aska at a cost of Rs 23 Cr. The work of these projects would also commence soon.
He interacted with Mission Shakti Groups at various venues and assured them support from the government for their activities. He emphasized that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has high priority for women empowerment. He directed the Collector to facilitate the awareness about the interest free loans and also to organise loan melas at Panchayat level.
During the day, he participated in the Public Grievance Meetings at Bhanjanagar, Surada, Aska, Polsara and Khallikote. 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.
Special Secretary to CM, R. Vineel Krishna, Shri Satyabrata Bhoi, IG Southern Range, Shri Dibya Jyoti Parida, Collector & DM, Ganjam, Shri Jagmohan Meena, S.P., Ganjam and other district level officials accompanied him during the visit.