Naveen Launches ‘Ama Odisha Nabin Odisha’ Scheme With Over Rs 456 Crore In 3 Districts

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday launched “Ama Odisha Nabin Odisha” scheme in three districts of the state.

The chief minister has approved Rs 456.81 crore for 92 major developmental projects to be taken up in Sambalpur, Mayurbhanja and Malakangiri districts under the scheme. As per provisions of the scheme, each panchayat will get Rs 50 lakh to spend in development works.

Of the fund for three districts, 4 Assembly constituencies of Mayurbhanj have been sanctioned Rs 90.5 crore. The constituencies are Jasipur, Karanjia, Sarasakana and Rairangpur. Total 2,427 projects will be taken up with the fund in 181 panchayats under 13 blocks of the district.

For 3 constituencies in Sambalpur district, Rs 69 crore has been sanctioned under the scheme. The constituencies are Rairakhol, Rengali and Kuchinda. As many as 1801 projects will be implemented in 1,381 panchayats under 9 blocks.

Similarly in Malkangiri, Rs 55.5 crore has been granted for Chitrakonda and Malkangiri constituencies. The fund will finance 1,430 projects in 111 panchayats under 7 blocks of the district.

Addressing the gatherings in the three districts during the launch of “Ama Odisha Nabin Odisha” through video-conferencing from Bhubaneswar, the chief minister said besides development of villages and panchayats, the scheme aims at promotion, preservation and protection of the Jagannath culture and tradition of the state.

Noting that Odisha has always been rooted in its tradition, culture and history, he said Odisha is the land that gave Jagannath culture to the world. It propagates universal love, service and equality. It is based on inclusiveness and embraces everyone irrespective of caste and community.

“Development of digital infrastructure is one of the objectives of the scheme. Internet connectivity, skill development centre, works hub and banking facilities are its other features. It will also open up vast opportunities for youths, women and farmers in rural areas,” Naveen said.

Chairman of 5T and Nabin Odisha VK Pandian gave the details of the projects and the fund sanctioned for those.

It may be noted that the scheme was launched on October 10 with a budget provision of Rs 3397 crore. Total 90,723 projects will be implemented in 6794 panchayats across the state and an amount of Rs 10 lakh will be allocated for every village as part of the scheme.

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