Bhubaneswar, Aug 12: On the second day of his visit to Mayurbhanj district, 5T secretary VK Pandian reviewed the progress of ongoing mega piped water supply schemes and multi-village piped water schemes at a cost of Rs 2127 crore in Bangriposi, Samakhunta, Kuliana, Suliapda, Morada, Rasgovindpur, Betnoti, Udala, Gopabandhu Nagar, Kaptipada, Tiring, Bahalda, Jamda, Rairangpur, Saraskana, Bisoi blocks.
The projects will be operationalised in phases from October 2023 onwards. He directed the officials to ensure the completion within the timelines.
Pandian reviewed the ongoing Subarnarekha irrigation project works. Currently, 20,000 Ac in Betnoti block is covered, which will increase to 72,000 Ac in the coming years, while 11,000 Ac in Badasahi will be covered.
He also reviewed the progress of ongoing mega lift irrigation projects at a cost of Rs 179 crore that will irrigate 14,910 Ac in Kuliana, Betnoti and Saraskana blocks which are in tender stage and directed the officials to ensure completion within the timelines.
Pandian also reviewed the progress of various road projects at a cost Rs 245 crore in Bangriposi, Moroda and Udala blocks. He reviewed the progress of Ama Hospitals in Bangriposi, Morada, Betnoti and Udala blocks.
He also participated in public grievance meetings at Bangriposi, Morada, Betnoti and Udala. He interacted with the public regarding their grievances. He conveyed that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik gives top priority towards citizen grievances and assured early resolution of the petitions submitted.