19 January 2019
Bhubaneswar: The ongoing ‘Ama Gaon Ama Bikash’ flagship programme of Odisha Government since March 5 last year today covered 306 blocks out of the total 314 in the State. Thus, only eight more blocks are now left out to reap the benefits in near future.
As per the programme, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today sanctioned Rs 40.86 crore for executing projects in 177 Gram Panchayats (GPs) of 10 blocks in 10 districts.
The Blocks are Deogaon in Balangir district, Soro in Balasore district, Bhapur in Nayagarh district, Barkote in Deogarh district, Kusumi in Mayurbhanj district, Bandhugaon in Koraput district, Kalyansinghpur in Rayagada district, Jharsuguda Sadar in Jharsuguda district, Joda in Keonjhar district and Padia in Malkangiri district.
The Chief Minister today sanctioned Rs 5.94 crore for 284 projects to be undertaken in 26 GPs of Deogaon Block while Rs 6 crore for 362 projects in 24 GPs of Soro Block, Rs 5.03 crore for 337 projects in 20 GPs of Bhapur Block, Rs 4.35 crore for 158 projects in 23 GPs of Barkote Block, Rs 3.50 crore for 144 projects in 14 GPs of Kusumi Block, Rs 3.46 crore for 178 projects in 13 GPs of Bandhugaon Block, Rs 1.81 crore for 110 projects in 14 GPs of Kalyansinghpur Block, Rs 4 crore for 101 projects in 16 GPs of Jharsuguda Sadar Block, Rs 4.75 crore for 107 projects in 19 GPs of Joda Block and Rs 2.02 crore for 109 projects in 8 GPs of Padia Block.
Including today’s programme, the Chief Minister has till date sanctioned funds on the spot for 6623 GPs under 306 Blocks while Rs 1514.87 crore has been approved for 61,170 rural projects.
In this ‘Ama Gaon Ama Bikash’ programme, the Chief Minister directly discusses with the villagers and sanctions funds for their proposed projects. It is also the best example of the Odisha CM’s 3T mantras of Technology, Team Work and Transparency.
Besides the Council of Ministers, Leader of Opposition, MPs, MLAs, Development Commissioner, Panchayati Raj Department Principal Secretary, concerned District Collectors, elected PRI members and the village people of the concerned blocks were also present.