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22 January 2019

Debashish Maharana

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government’s ongoing flagship programme of ‘Ama Gaon Ama Bikash’ completed for the year as it covered all the 314 blocks of the State today.

Briefing media soon after the weekly programme through video conferencing at the State Secretariat here, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, “I'm glad to announce that we have completed the ‘Ama Gaon Ama Bikash’ programme for this year. This covers all the 314 blocks of the State.”

He informed, “The projects which have been approved are more than 60,000 and of more than Rs 1,500 crores.”

“This programme is a fine example of our principle of the 3Ts, Technology, Teamwork and Transparency,” the Chief Minister stated. Notably, the flagship programme was launched on March 5, 2018, marking the 102nd birth anniversary of Odisha's legendary leader and former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik.

Last week, it had covered 306 while 8 more blocks were covered today.

As per the State Government, ‘Ama Gaon, Ama Bikash’ programme is aimed at reaching out to the people in rural areas in order to involve them in the developmental activities and give them a platform to directly appraise the Chief Minister of their grievances and timely redressal. It also aims at further pacing up the rural development activities of the State.

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Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha