Odisha CM announces 4 new projects for Kandhamal

Phulbani: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday announced four new projects for the people of the tribal-dominated district of Kandhamal.

“Today, I am announcing 4 new projects for the district that include a high-level bridge on Salandi river in Rs 15 crore, road renovation of Khamarikhol-Gudimaska road in Rs 8 crore and Rs 7 crore worth pipe water supply projects for Baliguda NAC and innovation,” said Patnaik while addressing the Biju Yuva Vahini’s Regional meet at Kandhamal Stadium here today.

Apart from announcing the four welfare projects, the Chief Minister also inaugurated 19 projects worth Rs 57 crore and laid foundation stones for 47 projects worth Rs 177 Cr.

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 are the projects which Naveen inaugurated.

Besides, he 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 CM also urged the youth to plant trees and engage in selfless service and provided Record of Rights to 5000 landless slum dwellers.

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