Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday granted Rs 1.40 crore for 30 projects in four panchayats of Kendrapara, Angul, Jharsuguda and Kandhamal districts under Ama Gaon Ama Vikash Yojana.
Of the 30 projects, 7 projects would be implemented in the Baro gram panchayat of Kendrapara district at a cost of Rs 35 lakh, 8 projects in Sanatribida gram panchayat of Angul district at a cost of Rs 35 lakh, 9 projects in Kudaloi gram panchayat of Jharsuguda district at a cost of Rs 35 lakh and 6 projects in Gudari gram panchayat of Kandhamal district at a cost of Rs 35 lakh.
While interacting with the sarpanchs of these three Gram Panchayats via video conferencing at the State Secretariat here, the chief minister granted financial assistance after considering their project infrastructure proposal.
To make the Ama Gaon Ama Vikash Yojana of the state government successful, the chief minister advised the sarpanchs to expedite the project work for timely completion with thorough supervision to ensure quality work.
People of these four panchayats praised the initiative and efforts of the chief minister for the development of their village.
Among others, Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary, Panchayati Raj were present at the video conferencing at the State Secretariat, while collectors Kendrapara, Angul, Jharsuguda and Kandhamal districts as elected representatives of the aforesaid panchayats interacted with the chief minister from their respective district headquarters.
It may be mentioned that the scheme was launched in the state on March 5 this year.
Under the Yojana, the chief minister interacts with the villagers on Wednesday and Friday every week about the development in their village.