Bhubaneswar: Following the direction of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Secretary to CM (5T) VK Pandian today visited Kendrapara district and reviewed the progress of various developmental projects. Pandian directed officials for expediting the progress of the projects.
Secretary to CM (5T) today visited Kendrapara’s famous Baldevjew Temple, Dadhibamanjew Temple at Golara haat and Ram Chandi Temple at Ramnagar and offered pooja.
Pandian discussed with Trust Board members and sevayats (servitors) of Baldevjew Temple for the temple’s development and beautification and ordered the district administration to prepare a DPR (detailed project report) for the same.
Similarly, he ordered the district administration to prepare a DPR for the peripheral development and beautification of Dadhibamanjew and Ramchandi temples.
Pandian visited the proposed Arcelor Mittal Nippon Steel Plant site at Adoi in Mahakalapada block. There, he discussed with various officials and reviewed the preliminary preparations of the project.
He directed the Collector and plant officials to start work immediately. He reviewed the proposed extension of the Marshaghai-Jambu Canal Road. He advised for immediate implementation of the project to be built at a cost of Rs 10 crore.
At the Kendrapada Circuit House, Pandian held discussions with about 130 civil society organizations and various associations and discussed the district’s development and problems people’s problems. He directed the Collector to immediately solve the problems that can be solved at the district level. He said that steps will be taken to solve problems at the level of the state government after proper discussion.
Pandian first visited the RMC Complex in Kendrapara district and reviewed the construction work of 500 MT cold storage and ordered to complete it soon.
Later, he visited the Sankalpa project at Jajang under Kendrapada Block. The golden grass craft project is being implemented here.
He interacted with the members of self help groups and enquired about their work and problems. He advised the Handicrafts Department to take steps for proper marketing of various products made of Golden Grass and to involve more and more self help groups in this project.
Later Pandian reviewed the fish farming project run by Jai Sankatmochan and Maa Sarala Women Self Help Group in Badmulbasant area. He advised the members get directly involved with the project and take it ahead.
Later, 5T Secretary visited the State Institute of Plumbing Technology at Pattamundei. After interacting with the teachers and students, he advised the Principal to take steps so that the children get employment immediately after passing.
Pandian inspected the progress of work of Indoor Stadium and Indoor Hall and advised to complete the work soon. At Golra Hut, he visited the Embroidery Stitching Unit run by the Utkal Rural Producers’ Group under Mission Shakti. He advised the district administration to extend more support at the district and state levels to facilitate the marketing of these goods.
He visited a Mission Shakti Cafe in Derabish Block and interacted with members of women self-help groups there. He advised people to develop new types of food products and create a market for themselves by considering the needs of the people.
In Derabish, he held discussions with around 600 district level, block level, and village panchayat level activists and gave suggestions to create more and more livelihood for the people. He said that there will be no shortage of funds for this sector.
During this visit, Chief Minister’s Special Secretary Vineel Krishna, Kendrapara Collector and officials concerned of various departments and officials of the Chief Minister’s office were present.