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Eight New Projects Worth Rs 257 Cr Sanctioned For Mineral Bearing Districts

Bhubaneswar: Eight new projects in different sectors were sanctioned for Odisha Mineral Area Bearing Development Corporation (OMBADC) districts in the Board of Directors meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy today. While giving nod to the projects,  Tripathy directed the Principal Secretaries and Secretaries of concerned administrative departments to workout ‘weekly monitoring plan’ for expeditious and qualitative implementation of the projects  for completing them before the scheduled time.

Chief Executive Officer OMBADC Uma Nanduri outlined the project proposals for discussion. The approved projects included Up-gradation of health service facilities in health sub-centers, primary health centers, community health centers and sub-divisional head quarter hospital in two blocks of Mayurbhanj district with estimated cost of around Rs.47.25 cr ; Up-gradation of library, laboratory and teaching-learning infrastructure in engineering college at Keonjhar at estimated cost of Rs.34.00 cr; Opening of centers of excellence in Government ITIs and Poly-techniques of six districts at estimated cost of Rs.123.45 cr; Broadband connectivity to hospitals and schools in OMBADC districts at estimated cost of Rs.3.00 cr;  Improvement of milk procurement facilities in Jajpur district at the estimated cost of 20.48 cr from OBADC; Development of four mega mother nurseries in  Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Sundargarh and Jajpur district at Rs.11.71 cr; Skill development certificate course for tribal youths in panchakarma and naturopathy at Rs.0.16 cr;  and, Sex sorted semen for genetic improvement of cattle at Rs.16.93 cr.

Available data show that earlier the projects of worth Rs.13,233.25 cr were sanctioned for OMBADC districts in the sectors like mega pipe water supply, up-gradation of heath service facilities, quality improvement in education, skill development, strengthening of integrated child services; livelihood promotion through agriculture and allied activities, pollution containment, environmental protection, water harvesting, soil and moisture conservation, and creation of water bodies etc. All these projects are now under expeditious implementation.

Development Commissioner Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, Additional Chief Secretary Forest and Environment Mona Sharma, Additional Chief Secretary Health and Family Welfare PK Mohapatra along with Principal Secretaries, Secretaries and senior officers of respective departments participated in deliberations while CEO Uma Nanduri placed the administrative and financial details of the projects.


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