Bhubaneswar, Nov 3: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today launched ‘Ama Odisha Nabin Odisha’ for the districts of Kalahandi and Nabarangpur.
The state government has initiated the programme with an aim to enhance rural development across the state. This programme focuses on every Panchayat (local self-governing body) and every village, with a substantial budget allocation of Rs 50 lakh.
For Kalahandi district, a total of Rs 155 crore has been allocated, benefiting five constituencies: Junagarh, Lanjigarh, Narla, Dharmgarh, and Bhawanipatna. These funds will be utilized for 4,678 projects spanning 310 Panchayats across 13 blocks in these constituencies.
Similarly, Nabarangpur district has been allocated Rs 94.50 crore rupees for four constituencies: Dabugam, Umarkote, Nabarangpur, and Jharigam. In these areas, a total of 2,942 projects will be undertaken, benefiting 189 Gram Panchayats across 10 blocks.
The programme seeks to promote Jagannath culture, develop worship places, and strengthen the foundations of Odia culture, all while digitizing the cultural heritage. The focus is on uplifting Odisha's traditional culture and merging it with modern scientific knowledge, thereby building a more empowered and modern Odisha.
During the launch event, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik emphasized the programme's commitment to enhancing the state's cultural heritage and facilitating its progression into the digital era.