Kandhamal: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced several welfare projects worth Rs 250 crore in the tribal-dominated Kandhamal district of Odisha.
During his one-day visit to the district, the CM also inaugurated as many as 19 projects worth Rs 57 crore and laid foundation stone of 47 development projects for the benefits of people in the district.
Speaking at a Yuva Samabesh organised by Biju Yuva Vahini (BYV), a youth wing of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), at Phulbani Stadium here, Naveen urged the youths to work for the State and dedicate themselves for service of people.
Among the projects which are inaugurated by the CM are modernized and expanded Spices Processing Unit in Kandhamal, Phulbani automated driving testing track, Anwesha Hostels in Phulbani, G. Udayagiri and Tikabali, 300 seated girls and boys hostel for Phulbani Government (Autonomous) college, Kandhamal district resource centre, Upgraded Boida higher middle school and newly-built Phulbani library and 300 seated girls hostel for Sanjay Memorial Women’s College.
Besides, Patnaik laid foundation stones for 8 high level bridges in Chakapad, Khajuripada, Tikabali, Daringbadi, Balliguda and Kotagarh; 14 rural pipe water supply projects in Phiringia, Daringbadi, Khajuripada and Kotagad; 10 developed high schools in Phulbani, Chakapda, Khajuripada, Tumudibandha and Baliguda blocks; Expansion of pipe water supply project in G. Udayagiri and development of Balliguda NAC project; 50 bed facility at Balliguda sub-divisional hospital; Upgradation of Phulbani-Gochapada road; 100 seated hostel for minority students in Phulbani; 3 infrastructural development works of Phulani Municipality and road renovation of Raikia-Gandasila canal-Sarangagada and Raikia-Simanbadi.
The Chief Minister distributed certificates to hundreds of Biju Yuva Vahini activists from Kandhamal, Ganjam, Gajapati, Nayagarh and Boudh districts for their noteworthy social works in their respective localities.