Bhubaneswar, Oct 17:Chief Minister Naveen Patanik on Tuesday launched projects worth over Rs 273 crore in Mayurbhanj, Bargarh and Deogarh districts under the state government’s “Ama Odisha, Nabin Odisha” scheme.
The Chief Minister launched 3081 projects worth Rs 111.50 crore in five Assembly constituencies of Mayurbhanj district, 3135 projects worth Rs 126.50 crore five Assembly segments of Bargarh and 991 projects worth Rs 35 crore in one constituency of Deogarh districts, an official release said. Each panchayat in the three districts would get Rs 50 lakh under the scheme.
While launching these projects through video-conference from Bhubaneswar, Naveen said the scheme aims at developing rural infrastructure leading to accelerated growth and promoting Jagannath culture and traditions.
In the third phase of the programme launched on Tuesday, five constituencies Badasahi, Bangiriposhi, Baripada, Morada and Udala will benefit. A total of 3,081 projects will be undertaken in 223 gram panchayats of these constituencies with Rs 111.50 crore.
Rs 126.50 crore has been sanctioned for five constituencies of Bargarh district. These are Atabira, Bijepur, Bargarh, Padampur and Bhatli. A total of 3,335 projects will be taken up in 253 gram panchayats in these constituencies.
Similarly,in Deogarh, Rs 35 crore has been approved for one constituency where 991 projects will be implemented in 70 village panchayats in the district.
This programme aims to spread Jagannathan culture in every village, develop every place of worship to strengthen the basic foundation of Odisha’s culture and develop digital infrastructure across the state. This will be the basic foundation for building an ambitious Odisha.
The CM said that the development of all villages in the state is the ultimate goal. “Our culture will be protected and modernity will be developed in the villages. Everyone in the village will be guaranteed education and health. The developed village will be the identity of modern Odisha,” he said.
Naveen further said that the development of digital infrastructure in villages is one of the objectives of this scheme. Internet connection will be available in the villages and each village will have a science park, skill development centre, work hub and banking facilities will be available. The primary schools of the villages will also be involved in this programme.
All these will bring immense opportunities to our youth society, women, farmers and students and enhance the identity of Odisha as a modern, strong, progressive and culturally aware state. In this new Odisha, our foundation will be strong and wings will be strong and the aspirational Odisha’s vision will be realised, the CM said.