Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC), central, Arvind Padhee, who was the collector of Jajpur district, recently visited Kalinga Nagar industrial complex area.
The RDC took several crucial decisions for the overall development of the area. He was accompanied by Collector Anil Kumar Samal and SP Deepak Kumar.
“I went around the Kalinga Nagar industrial complex area to oversee the developmental activities. I also had a meeting with the Collector, the SP, the Additional District Magistrate (ADM) Kalinga Nagar, and the Kalinga Nagar land acquisition officer, reviewed developmental activities and directed a series of actions,” Padhee said.
The RDC directed the Collector not to shift ADM office to the newly constructed building for security reasons.
“As many as 14,000 acres of land, both Government and private, has been acquired by the State Government and handed over to IDCO for setting up industries in Kalinga Nagar. This apart, there is a need for additional 1,100 acres for proper town planning and other infrastructure. We are planning varied developmental works on the land which is yet to be acquired,” said the RDC.
The RDC also visited some of the areas in the vicinity of Neelachal Ispat Nigam Limited (NINL), the only public sector steel plant in Kalinga Nagar. “I went to Sarangapur village. The villagers have been demanding displacement. If the displacement takes place, at least 400 families of the village have to be provided employment as per the norms. We are examining all aspects of the demand and will take appropriate steps in due course of time,” said Padhee.
The RDC also directed the Collector to ensure that no encroachment takes place in Kalinga Nagar. “Around 300-metre free space has been left on either side of the 3-km Common Corridor Road (CCR), lifeline of all industrial houses in the area, for parking and free flow of traffic. Massive plantation will be carried out in the open space to prevent land grabbing,” said the RDC.