Boudh: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today visited Boudh and launched a basket of developmental projects for the district. Patnaik inaugurated welfare projects worth Rs 192 crore and laid foundation for projects worth Rs 777.59 crore
As many as 45 projects at an estimated cost of Rs 116 crore were inaugurated by the CM in Kantamal block in the district. Four high level bridges, six road projects and four 100-seated girls’ hostels are among the projects.
He laid foundation stones for 10 projects worth Rs 310.59 crore for Boudh and Kantamal blocks including two bridges, six pipe water supply units, one 100-seated ST & SC Girls’ Hostel and one road project.
At another programme in Boudh town, Patnaik inaugurated 47 developmental projects worth Rs 76 crore for Boudh and Harabhanga blocks. Those are four bridges, three roads and 12 hostels for school students.
The CM also laid foundation stone for 28 projects to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 467 crore including five bridges, 13 roads and five rural pipe water supply units.
Later in the day, Patnaik visited Bhanjanagar block of Ganjam district and inaugurated 3 projects worth Rs 21.26 crore. A newly-built bus stand in Bhanjanagar, a special sub-jail and a town hall in Bhanjanagar were dedicated on the occasion. Foundation stones for 24 projects worth Rs 86.69 crore were also laid by Patnaik.
The projects will augment civic amenities, road connectivity and strengthen flood protection in the block, official sources said.
In a related development, the Chief Minister is scheduled to visit Bargarh on February 21 and address a farmers’ convention at Ichhapali. He will also lay foundation stones for projects worth Rs 2,000 crore, Gangadhar Meher Irrigation Project and Haldhar Nag Sambalpuri Language Research Centre.