in nine cities of Odisha, including Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Berhampur, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Puri, Baripada and Balasore. As many as 193 projects have so far been approved under
the scheme. Of these, tender processes of 167 projects have been completed, Padhi added.
During the meeting, it was highlighted that an amount of Rs 1,599 crore has been estimated for development of these 193 projects. Funds are being sanctioned for this purpose by the central and the state governments in 50:50 ratio.
Speaking about computerization of the general distribution system in the state, Padhi said, “As many as 86, 81, 646 families have already been included under food security scheme and 100 percent of ration cards have been computerised.’
Besides, 93 percent ration cards have also been linked with Aadhaar cards, he added.