Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday approved Rs 1.57 crore for 43 projects in four panchayats of Balasore, Malkangiri, Boudh and Puri districts under Ama Gaon Ama Vikash Yojana.
Of the 43 projects, 8 projects would be implemented in the Ada gram panchayat of Balasore district at a cost of Rs 37 lakh, 9 projects in Govindpalli gram panchayat of Malkangiri district at a cost of Rs 40 lakh, 10 projects in Baunsuni gram panchayat of Boudh district at a cost of Rs 40 lakh and 16 projects in Balanga gram panchayat of Puri district at a cost of Rs 40 lakh.
While interacting with the Sarpanchs of these three Gram Panchayats in a 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 its 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 the collectors of Balasore, Malkangiri, Boudh and Puri districts interacted with the chief minister from their respective district headquarters.
It may be mentioned that the Ama Gaon Ama Vikash Yojana was launched in the state on March 5 this year.
Under the Yojana, the chief minister interacts with the villagers on Wednesday and Friday in every week about the development in their village.