Balangir, Aug 7: Secretary to CM (5T) V K Pandian during his two day visit to Balangir district visited the Samalei temple at Balangir, Jogeswar temple at Loisingha and Ranipur Jharial group of temples at Bangomunda and interacted with sebayats, trustee members and general public for development of the temples along with better facilities for the devotees and took suggestion on various aspects of transformation of the temples.
He directed the district administration to prepare a master plan for development of these temples. He visited Koshal Kala Mandal ground and instructed to make a DPR for development of the ground and other facilities.
Pandian reviewed the Lower Suktel irrigation project including its spillway, and Scada controlled UGPL irrigation works which will irrigate around 1,00,000 acres of Balangir and Sonepur district besides providing drinking water. The spillway is nearing completion and the impounding of water in the reservoir has started this season. The irrigation will be provided in phases starting from 2024.
He participated in the public grievances meetings at Loisingha and Gurunda play ground in Muribahal. He conveyed that Chief Minister laid emphasis on grievance redressal as a priority task for the administration. He assured them of early grievance redressal.
He also visited Jogisarda high school which was transformed under 5T transformation programme in first phase. He interacted with teacher, students and rviewed smart classrooms, e-library, science laboratory facilities which were well maintained. He motivated the students dream big and study hard to achieve it. He assured that government is committed to provide quality education to the students.