Tribal development given priority: Naveen

Chief Minister distributed benefits among 56,000 beneficiaries under different schemes.

Published: 25th November 2016 04:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th November 2016 04:21 AM   |  A+A-

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Chief Minister Naveen patnaik addressing a gathering at Nabarangpur on Thursday | express

By Express News Service

NABARANGPUR: There will be no shortage of fund for the development of tribals and poor, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik while addressing people at Umerkote, Dabugam and district headquarters town of Nabarangpur on Thursday.

Keeping his speeches brief during one-day tour of the district, Naveen said Odisha is a model State of development in the country. More fund has been released to Nabarangpur district under various welfare schemes and  programmes, he added. The Chief Minister laid stones and inaugurated several development projects.

He inaugurated the Maternal and Child Health Complex in District Headquarters Hospital, five mini stadiums, hostels, ITI-Chandhandi, a bridge from Rabanaguda to Mendri Road. Other projects include the Government Model Degree College, three Skill Development Centres at Dabugam, Nandahandi and Kosagumuda and a new Krushak Bazaar and a shelter home.

Naveen laid foundation stones for 16 projects including a  bridge over river Indravati on Kodinga Chirma Nadi Ghat Road and another bridge over river Tel, new office buildings of general manager, District Industries Centre and District Planning Office at Nabarangpur.

Later, the Chief Minister distributed benefits among 56,000 beneficiaries under different schemes. These include, revitalisation of  4000 women Self Help Groups who were given seed money of Rs 10,000 to each. Under Nirman Shramik Yojana various incentives were given to 3,900 beneficiaries were given towards meeting education and marriage expenses, purchase of safety equipment, walking tools and bicycles. The Chief Minister also gave work order to 733 Nirman Shramik Yojana for construction of pucca houses. Mobile phones were distributed to 920 progressive women farmers and 160 homesteadless were given pattas.

Among others, Food Supply and Consumer Welfare Minister Sanjay Dasburma, Commerce and Transport Minister Ramesh Majhi, MP Balabhadra Majhi, MLAs Manohar Randhari and Subas Gond and Collector Rashmita Panda were accompanied the Chief Minister.

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