NUAPADA:Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said drinking water crisis in Nuapada district would be resolved soon as the Government has initiated steps in this regard. Housing and Urban Development Department, Rural Water and Sanitation Department and PHED have been directed to make a coordinated effort in this regard, he added.
Addressing public meetings in Nuapada and Komna blocks during a whirlwind tour of the district, Naveen stressed on the need for integrating Nuapada in development of the State. He said the BJD Government is committed to sustainable development of the State and Nuapada will not be left behind.
During the tour, the Chief Minister inaugurated a 132/33 KV grid sub-station constructed at a cost of Rs 40 crore at Bhera, three kms from the district headquarter. Naveen hoped that the sub-station will improve the quality of power supply in the district and ensure development.
Stating that the district has tremendous potential for development of animal husbandry, Naveen said several measures have been taken to promote the sector.
Later in the day, he inaugurated a building for setting up non-communicable diseases centre and laid foundation stone for a new building of the District Headquarters Hospital to be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 30 crore. He also inaugurated a new high school building each in Masankunda and Bhanpur villages in Nuapada block, 100-bed tribal girls’ hostel at Aamsena Gurukul Ashram, a bridge over river Sundar at Kutribahal and another over river Kusumtal Nullah at Budhikomna in Komna block. Panchayati Raj Minister Arun Sahu and Kalahandi MP Arka Keshari Deo accompanied Naveen.
Balangir: During a visit to Balangir district on Tuesday, the Chief Minister declared Tusra as a Notified Area Council (NAC). He also laid foundation stones for a number of projects like children’s park, Regulated Market Committee and NAC office at a cost of Rs three crore. Titilagarh MLA Tukuni Sahu, MSME Minister Jogendra Behera, Urban Development Minister Pushpendra Singhdeo, Kantabanji MLA Ayub Khan and Balangir Collector M Muthukumar were present, among others.
Two persons were detained by the police for showing black flags to the Chief Minister while he was addressing the gathering at Tusra.