Puri, Aug 19: On the second day of visit to Puri district, Secretary to CM (5T), VK Pandian reviewed the ongoing mega and other piped water supply projects at a cost of Rs 396.5 crore in Kakatpur, Nimapara, Astrang, Gop and Satyabadi blocks. He directed that these projects should to be completed in phases as per the timelines starting December 2023.
He participated in the public grievance redressal meetings at Kakatpur, Nimapara and Satyabadi. He heard the grievances of the people and assured that he will bring to the notice of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik all the major issues. He conveyed to the local administration the direction of Chief Minister to ensure redressal of public grievances promptly.
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Later, he interacted with Mission Shakti groups at Puri and assured them support from the government for their activities. He emphasised that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has high priority for women empowerment. He directed the collector for early completion and transfer of DLF and BLF buildings in the district. He also instructed to ensure that loan melas are organised at the panchayat level.
In Kakatpur, he directed the administration to expedite the land survey and settlement operations and resolve the long pending land patta issues. He also asked the collector to prepare a plan for the development of betel vine farmers in the area.