JAIPUR: Chief Secretary Gokula Chandra Pati visited Kalinga Nagar Industrial Complex (KNIC) here on Friday. This is Pati’s first visit to the district after he took charge as the Chief Secretary.
Pati visited public sector unit Neelachal Ispat Nigam Limited (NINL) and under-construction Tata Steel plants at Kalinga Nagar. Later, he interacted with personnel of several industries operating in KNIC.
Pati directed all industrial houses in KNIC to ensure insurance of workers engaged in plants so that they can get monetary benefits in case of any eventuality during work. The Chief Secretary was given a presentation on infrastructure and planning by IDCO officials at KNIC office.
Later in the day, Pati held a meeting at Circuit House in Jajpur town where he reviewed the progress of various development works being implemented in the district. He also reviewed the flood situation, relief and rescue operation. Pati directed the district officials to give special attention to completion of the bridge over Budha river at Rudhia by next year.
He also asked the district administration to ensure better public participation in handling natural calamities.Collector Anil Kumar Samal, ADM Suvakanta Mishra, Kalinga Nagar ADM Bharat Chandra Behera and Sub Collector Maheswar Panigrahi were present at the meeting.