Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Sep 24:
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today reviewed the progress of the Mukhya Mantri Sadak Yojana (MMSY) at a high level meeting held at the State Secretariat here.
The scheme envisages construction of roads in 6,155 villages with a population of more than 100 totalling 20,000 kms of road length in the state. Villages left out of the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in particular will benefit under the scheme, said an official release.
It may be noted here that villages having a population of 250 in Integrated Action Plan (IAP) areas and 500 in non-IAP areas are covered under the PMGSY, thus leaving out villages with smaller population from the scheme. A provision of Rs 150 crore has been made for the MMSY in this year’s budget.
Patnaik directed Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Works departments to work in proper coordination among themselves for the timely completion of the projects under the MMSY.
The high level meeting was attended by Rural Development minister Badrinarayan Patra, chief secretary Gokul Chandra Pati, secretaries of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj departments and senior officials of the state government.