24 January 2019
Jharsuguda: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today laid foundation stones and also inaugurated a slew of projects worth Rs 618.66 crore here in this industrial district of western Odisha today.
As per the itinerary, the Chief Minister departed from Bhubaneswar-based Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) at 11 am and arrived at Veer Surendra Sai (VSS) Airport here 12 pm. He then proceeded to the site of Cancer Care Hospital near District Sub-Jail and inaugurated six lift irrigation projects of Malda-III, K. Kantapali-II for Jharsuguda Sadar and Lakhanpur blocks built at an estimated cost of Rs 32 lakh.
He also inaugurated two 2 X 5 MVA 33/11 KV Grid Stations, meant for Durlaga and Arda. The two projects cost Rs 13 crore.
The Chief Minister also laid foundation stones for Cancer Care Hospital to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 145 crore, four mega water supply projects for Jharsuguda Sadar, Kolabira, Kirmira and Laikera blocks. These four mega water supply projects to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 388 crore.
He also laid foundation stones for railway over bridge at Choukipada (estimated project cost Rs 35.62 crore), Diagnostic Centre to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 15 crore and minor irrigation project at Amati to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 18.22 crore.
Besides, the Chief Minister also distributed assets and benefits to the beneficiaries under various developmental schemes. As a part of social empowerment, he distributed Rs 1 crore digital empowerment incentive to 3489 women self help groups (SHGs), social security benefits to 30 beneficiaries, assistance to 1422 Nirman Shramik and land pattas to 1002 landless .
Then he proceeded to the meeting place at Amlipali Field and addressed the gathering.