Flagging off the ambulance service in the city on Monday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the State Government has already launched free ambulance service for the people and aims to provide one ambulance for one lakh population.
He said Ganjam district, which will be provided 35 ambulances, has been given 28 ambulances in the first phase. On the water crisis in the district, he said attempts are being made to solve it soon.
Stating that his government is committed to provide power, water and road to each village, he said the water supply project coming up at Janivili at a cost of ` 4oo crores would meet the drinking water needs of the people in the district.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister also distributed land documents to over 3,000 people of Berhampur sub-division and distributed different pensions to the beneficiaries.
Later, he inaugurated and laid foundation stone for 15 projects in Hinjili block before returning to Bhubaneswar. Patnaik was accompanied by ministers Damodar Raut, Surya Narayan Patro, Bikram Kesari Arukh, Usha Devi and MPs and MLS.