Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday sanctioned 1,926 projects to be implemented at a cost of Rs 44.73 crore in 213 gram panchayats (GPs) under 10 blocks of 10 districts under Ama Gaon Ama Bikash Yojana at the block level.
Pattnaik approved the amount after holding a discussion with the block representatives of the concerned GPs through video conferencing from the state Secretariat here.
Of the sanctioned amount, Rs 5.51 crore has been sanctioned for 330 projects in 21 panchayats of Harabhanga block in Boudh district, Rs 3 crore for 165 projects in 14 panchayats of Tigiria block in Cuttack district, Rs 4.56 crore for 114 projects in 38 panchayats of Mohana block in Gajapati district and Rs 5.515 crore for 191 projects in 24 panchayats of Marshaghai block in Kendrapada district.
Similarly the Chief Minister sanctioned Rs 4.75 crore for 154 projects in 19 panchayats of Bologada block in Khurdha district, Rs 2.84 crore for 160 projects in 15 panchayats of Boden block in Nuapada district, Rs 7.05 crore for 403 projects in 30 panchayats of Puri Sadar block in Puri district, Rs 3.655 crore for 143 projects in 17 panchayats of Kuchinda block in Sambalpur district, Rs 4.35 crore for 127 projects in 16 panchayats of Binka block in Sonpur district and Rs 3.50 crore for 139 projects in 19 panchayats of Hemagiri block in Sundargarh district.
Adding today’s sanctioned amount, the Chief Minister has allocated a total of Rs 729.14 crore for 29,816 projects in 3,197 panchayats of 139 blocks.
Chief secretary AP Padhi, principal secretary to Panchayati Raj, development commissioner, district Collectors and other senior officials were present in the session.