SASON (SAMBALPUR): Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday approved seven development projects for Sason gram panchayat (GP) under Dhankauda block in the district under the ‘Ama Gaon, Ama Bikash’ programme which was launched on the occasion of 102nd birth anniversary of Biju Patnaik and Panchayati Raj Diwas.
Addressing the gathering through video-conferencing, Naveen said contribution of Biju Patnaik for strengthening the Panchayati Raj system is immense. The ‘Ama Gaon, Ama Bikash’ programme has been launched in memory of the great leader, he said.
The CM said he would reach out to villagers under the programme. He urged them to submit proposals for development projects which will be approved instantly. Naveen also interacted with Sarpanch of Sason GP Mohini Bhue through video-conferencing.Sambalpur Collector Samarth Verma said the seven projects will be executed at an estimated cost of Rs 52 lakh in Sason GP.
The development projects are construction of community centre at S Katapali and Dungipali, improvement of Samaleswari Temple at Ranikhinda, renovation of bathing ghat of village tank Badbandh at Sason, revamp of water body Chhatar Bandha at Talpadar and construction of office building for Sason Women SHG Federation besides construction of road from S Katapali to Gurupali.
Bhue said she was happy to get an opportunity to talk with the CM directly. The inhabitants of Sason GP will benefit from the projects, she said.Lauding the step initiated by the State Government, local MLA Ramesh Patua said such development projects will be taken up under the newly launched programme in other GPs of Rengali Assembly segment in coming days.
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Rs 51 lakh for Narayanpatna
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M Rampur awarded
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Motorcycle rally in Rourkela
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Tributes paid to Biju Patnaik
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Panchayati Raj Divas celebrated
Parlakhemundi: The Panchayati Raj Divas was celebrated across Gajapati district on Monday. Collector Anupam Saha graced a district level function here in presence of Project Director of DRDA SK Mohanty. Among others, Chairperson of Special Development Council Antaryami Gomang, Parlakhemundi MLA K Surya Rao, Mohana MLA Basanti Mallik, ZP Chairperson Anitarani Behera and vice-chairperson Vijay Kumar were present. BJD members led by district president Pradeep Nayak also observed the birth anniversary of Biju Patnaik.
Employment letters for six youths
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