**Bhubaneswar: ** Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today held a high level review meeting at Odisha Bhawan in New Delhi with senior bureaucrats regarding State projects pending with the Government of India.
Briefing media soon after the important review meeting at Odisha Bhawan, the Chief Minister said, “Hardly one month is left for this financial year to end. About Rs 6,400 crores is yet to be released by the Government of India. This includes more than Rs 1000 crores for housing, more than Rs 375 crores in health, more than Rs 400 crores under NREGS, more than 650 crores in agriculture.”
“We have invested more than Rs 650 crores in agriculture. We are spending more than Rs 3,000 crores in drinking water from the State Budget.”
He further informed, “The Government of India allocated Rs 180 crores of which they released only Rs 80 crores. In Smart City Poverty Alleviation, out of Rs 200 crores, we have received only Rs 6 crores.”
“I’ve deputed various officers from Odisha Bhawan to follow up with the concerned ministries of what is owed to us,” he stated.
Notably, the Chief Minister left Odisha for a two-day visit to New Delhi yesterday (Sunday) afternoon for the vital official purpose.
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