03 February 2019
Keonjhar: After dedicating projects worth Rs 1005 Cr in Mayurbhanj, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik went to Pandapada field in Keonjhar today afternoon to lay foundation stones and inaugurate several developmental projects in the district.
After departure from Mahuldiha ground in Mayurbhanj at 12 noon, CM arrived in Keonjhar at around 12:30 pm and went on to address a mega farmers’ convention. He also provided assistance to ‘KALIA’ beneficiaries through direct bank transfer after inaugurating 17 projects worth Rs 66 crore and laying foundation stones for 47 projects worth Rs 2100 crore. Apart from that, he also approved drinking water projects worth Rs 1,050 Cr to supply safe drinking water in the district.
The projects that were inaugurated are: New police residential quarters; Skill training centres alogn with 50-bedded hostels for girls and boys in Bodapalasa; 100-beedded girls hostel in Khendara, Champua and Oria; drinking water projects in Anandpur and Champua; Renovation of 19.4 km long road connecting Hatadihi to Mareigaon; new residential Dharanidhar High-school in Brahmanigaon and 300-bedded girls and boys hostel for the school; two embankment projects on Baitarani river; and pipe-water projects in Balabhadrapur, Raghunathpur, Panchara and Pandua.
Foundation stones were laid for several plans across Keonjhar that include a new planetarium and science park in Ghatagaon, drinking water projects, minor irrigation projects, Seva Centres on National Highway, high level bridges on rivers and canals, road renovations, new 30-bedded women and child centre in Champua and a 50-bedded waiting room in Barbil Community Health Centre (CHC).