**Puri: ** Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today toured this district to inaugurate as well as lay foundation stones for 35 developmental projects in Kanas block area and Brahmagiri assembly constituency worth over Rs 500 crores.
The Chief Minister landed at Gadasahi Melana Padia under Kanas block in the district at 11 am and later he inaugurated the new Satyabadi Tahsil office building. He also laid foundation stones for several projects.
According to the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) sources, the estimated cost of the 12 projects of Kanas block is over Rs 251 crores while the estimated cost of the 23 projects of Brahmagiri is over Rs 271 crores.
Later, the Chief Minister addressed a public meeting at the Melana Padia and conveyed the people about the various public welfare measures taken by the State Government.
From there, the Chief Minister visited Brahmagiri and inaugurated as well as laid foundations for 23 developmental projects worth over Rs 271 crores. He also addressed a public meeting there.
In his address, the Chief Minister said, “You are all aware of KALIA Yojana. It’s of the farmer fraternity. It is a historic step. Our KALIA Yojana has shown path to the entire country. KALIA Yojana is for the benefits of all the small farmers, sharecroppers, landless farmers and farm labourers.”
“More than 16 lakh farmers have already received assistance. On February 21, i.e. tomorrow, 10 lakh more farmers will get the assistance,” he announced assuring, “Not a single eligible farmer will be allowed to be deprived of KALIA Yojana. I’m keep a watch on it.”
He also stated, “Our KALIA Scholarship Yojana is meant for the children of the farmers. Hence, provide them good education so that they become doctors, engineers and agriculture scientists. The State Government will bear the whole expenses.”
**Kanas Block’s Inaugurated Project:**
New Tahsil Office Building of Satyabadi
**Kanas Block’s Foundation Stone Laid Projects:**
**1)** Two bridges over Daya river at Bagipada and Kalighadi
**2) ** High Level Bridge over Luna river along the Siruli-Karamala road stretch
**3)** Six road projects
**4)** Odisha Adarsh Vidyalaya (Odisha Model School) at Kanas
**5) ** Mega Drinking Water Supply plants for Kanas, Brahmagiri and Satyabadi blocks
**Brahmagiri’s Inaugurated Projects:**
**1) ** Krushnaprasad-Janhikuda road
**2) ** Two hostels (one for the Boys & one for the Girls) of Krushnaprasad ITI
**3)** Krushnaprasad Skill Development Centre
**4) ** Upgraded Titipa saline embankment and Sunamuhin river embankment
**Brahmagiri’s Foundation Stone Laid Projects:**
**1) ** Construction of Sunamuhin river sluice
**2)** Mega Pipe Water Supply plants for Brahmagiri and Krushnaprasad
**3) ** Five Rural Pipe Water Supply plants
**4)** Krushnaprasad Odisha Adarsh Vidyalaya (Odisha Model School)
**5)** Seven road construction projects
**6)** Bridge over Ratnachira river along Chasapada-Narasinghpur-Siruli road stretch
**7)** 33/11 KV Electric Sub-Station at Panasapada
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