Bhubaneswar, Nov 2: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today launched the 'Ama Odisha Nabin Odisha' scheme in Ganjam and Subarnapur districts via a video conference. This initiative aims to bolster the state's infrastructure, with a specific focus on every village and Panchayat.
The Chief Minister allocated a substantial sum of Rs 251.50 crore for 12 Assembly constituencies in Ganjam. These constituencies include Bhanjanagar, Chhatrapur, Khalikote, Digapahandi, Surada, Sanakhemundi, Gopalpur, Aska, Chikiti, Hinjilikatu, Polsara, and Kabisuryanagar. These funds are designated for the implementation of 5,706 development projects.
Additionally, Rs 54.50 crore has been earmarked for two constituencies in Subarnapur district, namely Subarnapur and Birmaharajpur. These funds will be directed towards executing 1,419 development projects.
Under the 'Ama Odisha Nabin Odisha' scheme, each Panchayat will receive Rs 50 lakh to enhance digital infrastructure, promote Odia culture, and conserve the Jagannath culture.
During the launch, Chief Minister Patnaik emphasized that the primary objective of this program is to develop digital infrastructure in villages, ensuring that villagers have access to internet and banking services. The scheme also includes the establishment of Science Parks and skill development centers in villages, transforming them into thriving work hubs. Furthermore, the program will involve the participation of primary schools in villages, opening up numerous opportunities for the youth, women, and students, ultimately enhancing Odisha's identity as a modern, progressive, empowered, and cultured state.
To ensure the successful implementation of the program, Chief Minister Patnaik called for the cooperation of all stakeholders. The launch of the program saw the participation of residents from the 12 Assembly constituencies in Ganjam and the two constituencies in Subarnapur.
Official sources reported that the Rs 251.50 crore allocated for Ganjam will support 5,706 projects across 503 Gram Panchayats, while the Rs 54.50 crore for Subarnapur will fund 1,419 projects in 109 Panchayats.
VK Pandian, Chairman of Nabin Odisha and 5T, who coordinated the event, noted the enthusiasm it generated among the people. Ganjam district received recognition from the Government of India as the top-performing district in the country, while the Hinjili block was honored as the best performer nationally.