The Odisha Government sanctioned eight new projects of worth Rs 257 crore from Odisha Mineral Bearing Area Development Corporation funds. The Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy leads all the secretaries of departments to workout weekly monitoring plan for quick implementations of the projects for finishing them on the scheduled time in the mineral-bearing districts.
According to the data the earlier projects of worth Rs.13,233.25 cr were sanctioned for OMBADC districts in the sectors like mega pipe water supply, up-gradation of health service facilities, quality improvement in education, skill development, strengthening of integrated child services; livelihood promotion through agriculture and allied activities, pollution containment, environmental protection, water harvesting, soil and moisture conservation, and creation of water bodies etc.
In the meeting of the OMBADC Board of Directors, all the necessary steps for the implementation were taken. Even Uma Nanduri, the Chief Executive Officer OMBADC stated including all the projects they also include up-gradation of health services in health sub-centres, CHCs, PHCs and sub-divisional headquarters hospitals. These are all near the two blocks of Mayurbhanj district, and the estimated cost is around 47.25 crore.
With an estimated cost of 34 crores, the library, laboratory and teaching-learning infrastructure of the Engineering college at Keonjhar will also be upgraded. Then around 123.45 crores are sanctioned proposal projects by the board for the opening of centres of excellence in Government ITIs and polytechnics of six districts.
With three crores of the sanctioned amount the proposal is of the broadband connectivity to hospitals and schools in OMBADC districts and around 20.48 crore is for the improvement of milk procurement facilities in Jajpur district. Development of four mega mother nurseries in Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Sundargarh and Jajpur districts with a cost of Rs 11.71 crore, skill development certificate course for tribal youths in panchakarma and naturopathy -Rs 6 lakh and sex-sorted semen for genetic improvement of cattle -Rs 16.93 crore were also approved.
Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty
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