**Bhubaneswar: ** On the inaugural occasion of Gurupriya Setu under Chitrakonda assembly constituency in the district here, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on the day announced a special package of Rs 100 crores for the ‘Swabhiman Areas’ (erstwhile Chitrakonda cut-off areas in the district here.
The Chief Minister also declared that he would personally supervise the effective implementation of this Rs 100 crore Special Package for the ‘Swabhiman Areas’.
The Special Package is aimed at expediting development agenda in the ‘Swabhiman Areas’ as well as the entire Malkangiri district.
Highlights of the Rs 100 Special Package:
1: Fishery – Over 5 crore fish seedlings will be released into the sprawling Chitrakonda water reservoir. This will help in the development of livelihood of at least 2000 fishermen families.
2: Road Connectivity – For the development of connectivity, two road projects will be taken up. The two roads will be constructed from Mukiput to Jamuguda and Panasput to Jodaamba. Thus, road connectivity will be improved in Panasput and Jodaamba Gram Panchayats (GPs).
3: Electrification – A 33/11 KV sub-station will be set up at Badapada. This will improve rural electrification facility in the ‘Swabhiman Areas’.
4: Drinking Water Supply – 4 pipe water supply projects will be built in Badapada and Papermetala Gram Panchayats (GPs) while 100 tube-wells will also be installed.
5: Healthcare Facility – Health Sub-Centres will set up at the necessary pockets in the 6 GPs of the ‘Swabhiman Areas’ to enhance healthcare facility for the rural populace here.
6: Bridges – A bridge will be built in Manyamkonda. This will enable the tribals to celebrate their biennial “Badajatra” smoothly. Besides, big bridges will be built at the eligible spots in Poteru, Pongam, Kangurukonda, MV-90, Undurukonda and MV-37.
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