OMBADC Oversight Authority Reviews Development Initiatives In Odisha’s Keonjhar

Keonjhar: Odisha Mineral Bearing Areas Development Corporation’s (OMBADC) Oversight Authority Justice Anang Kumar Patnaik is on a visit to Keonjhar to take stock of the progress of works of various developmental initiatives in the district.

The former Supreme Court judge visited 5T Transformed High School at Ramchandrapur, Ghasipura and expressed happiness over the use of technology and learning aid for imparting education.

He visited the work site of Anandapur Indoor stadium and  piped drinking water project for 19 villages in Hatadihi, a press release said.

On the first day of his 3-day visit, he interacted with the community and oversaw the works under ‘Ama Jungle Yojana’. He enquired about the possible income generating activities and advised people to engage in more diversified activities.

At the Mother and Child centre at Ghatgaon, Justice Patnaik interacted with the CDMO and enquired about the services being extended for the public. He stressed on improving the overall scenario of mother and child health care in Odisha.

On second day of his visit on Wednesday, Justice Patnaik saw Krushi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) at Keonjhar and expressed his happiness about the Agri Livelihoods Demo-cum-Service provisions units, Capacity building and first order Agri processing units. He also interacted with farmers attending skill development sessions at KVK. Expected benefits of KVK include training 1000 farmers through 77 skill development sessions across 13 blocks and 4 districts.

Later Justice Patnaik visited Mushroom Cultivation Unit at Sanaamuni Keonjhar and inspected beds of Paddy Straw Mushrooms and Dhingri Mushroom prepared by 2 SHGs.

He also reviewed the Augmentation of Water Supply projects in Keonjhar District at Champua NAC, Keonjharwhere he inspected intake well-4MLD, Distribution Network- 7.4 KM, Water treatment plant- 4MLD and underground Reservoir- 1.5 Lakh Ltr. capacity.

Later Justice Patnaik visited Basudevpur SSD Girls High School in Champua Block and inspected educational Infrastructure development of Library Room and Dining Hall in the school.

He also visited Checkdam at Sialijoda, Joda Block and the agriculture activities supported by the Checkdam. He appreciated the intervention which has helped people to shift from Mining Activities to Horticulture activities. He further advised district officials to take up similar projects with maximum impact for the benefit of people.

Later in the day, Justice Patnaik visited Goat Rearing Unit at Sarupatala, Jhumpura Block and interacted with the farmers inquiring about their benefits being given to them by Department. He further inquired about the vision and way froward of the Project.

The CEO of OMBADC G Rajesh and Officials on Special Duty (OSDs) Shaikh Naimuddin and Dwipayan Patnaik accompanied Justice AK Patnaik.

District Magistrate & Collector Keonjhar Ashish Thakare and other senior officials were present on the occasion.

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