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Odisha CM Awards Six District Collectors For Praiseworthy Citizen Centric Service Delivery


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Bhubaneswar: Eulogising and patting the backs of the Collectors of six districts, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik felicitated them for their noteworthy team work and praiseworthy performance in implementing the Rural Housing Scheme.

The CM graced the valedictory session of the three-day-long Collectors’ Workshop here at the State capital city.

Speaking to media later, the Chief Minister said, “Rural Housing is the foremost priority for my government. And I’m happy to announce that 60% of the houses made in the country in the last year are from Odisha under the scheme. I congratulate the district teams of Sambalpur, Sundargarh, Mayurbhanj, Rayagada, Ganjam and Malkangiri districts.”

Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi informed media, “In the last two days, the schemes that we had not covered in our deliberations, we discussed them today. Like National Food Security Act (NFSA), intenet connectivity, rural electrification, etc, about on 8-10 schemes discussions were held today. Suggestions from the Collectors were also sought. The problems they are facing at the field level were also discussed threadbare. We’ll join together to solve the problems.”

In her media reactions, an elated Guha Poonam Tapas Kumar, Collector, Rayagada said, “We worked very hard, actually for the last one year, my entire team. My present PD, DRDA, my ex-PD, DRDA, the APD, Rural Housing, most of the BDOs. They have laboured hard. Our field survey revealed that many houses were in a dilapidated state. Rural belt was dotted with kuchcha houses. The beneficiaries were deprived of receiving the grant amount properly due to absence of bank support. There were so many issues. Mostly in our district, the problem was due to making of house plinth beyond capacity and for the next instalment the people were cash starved. Such issues were examined and continuously reviewed. Feedback mechanism has been started. Over a period of time I’m happy that we have been able to perform to some extent. Now in the wake of being a ranked district now, the pressure has increased. Hence, the implementation has to be even better.”

Prem Chandra Choudhary, Collector, Ganjam said, “Six of our Collectors have been awarded for different sectors. Whatever suggestions for the rural housing that our group had given to the Government, they are being implemented. Hon’ble CM has said that the people should get hassle-free and timely services on all fronts. Also transparently. We were asked to suggest on all the sectors and the Government will implement. The CM has also assured to protect and support us in our people centric ventures.”

Samarth Verma, Collector, Sambalpur said, “Absolutely positive thing was told today to us. We know well that if anything is done in the public interest, we’ll have full backing of the Government. Such a type of message was given to us in the meeting. Everything was discussed in detail. Proper brainstorming was also made on important priority sectors of the Government. All Collectors had their respective presentations. Good decisions have been taken and in future to be converted into policies. Feeling very happy for the award. Also congratulate others awarded. I would like to thank all and the whole team.”

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Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha

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Aditya Prasad Padhi, Chief Secretary, Odisha

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Guha Poonam Tapas Kumar, Collector, Rayagada

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Prem Chandra Choudhary, Collector, Ganjam

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Samarth Verma, Collector, Sambalpur