Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today launched ‘Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas’ programme on the occasion of Panchayati Raj Divas, which is observed to mark the birth anniversary of legendary leader and former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik.
Taking an initiative to strengthen panchayatiraj system in Odisha, the programme has been launched with an aim to take new projects to meet people’s necessities along with encouraging the panchayats performing well in each block of the state.
“On Panchayatiraj Divas and Biju Babu’s birth anniversary, we have initiated a new programme ‘Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas’. We will directly speak to our villagers twice a week to hear about their projects and desires and sanction their projects immediately. I have sanctioned the project worth Rs 2 crore,” said the Chief Minister after inauguration.
The programme will encourage people’s participation in development of panchayats apart from connecting the top level of administration directly with the villages.