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Now, interact with Odisha CM directly for village growth

Bhubaneswar, March 5, 2018: On Panchayati Raj Divas, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated a novel initiative “Ama Gaon Ama Bikash” programme to connect directly with people in the grassroots level on Monday.

As part of the programme, Patnaik interacted with the people and sarpanches of Rengali gram panchayat (GP) in Sambalpur, Sanakuda GP in Ganjam, Narayanpatna GP in Koraput and Khairabad GP in Jajpur districts via video vans from the State Secretariat and approved 32 projects worth Rs 2 crore as requested by the people.

This initiative is a tribute to former Odisha Chief Minister and legendary leader Biju Babu on his 102nd birth anniversary and his lifelong efforts to empower people and villages. Biju Jayanti falls on March 5.

The Chief Minister will hold such sessions twice a week, connecting with different Gram Panchayats every week.

In the first phase, four gram panchayats of Rengali, Sanakuda, Narayanpatna and Khairabad in four districts Sambalpur, Koraput, Ganjam and Jajpur were chosen based on parameters like infrastructure development, necessities and public feedback.

Under the programme, projects with a minimum value of Rs 1 lakh and up to a maximum of Rs 10 Lakh will be sanctioned.

The Chief Minister stated that the project will establish a direct connect between highest level of administration with the people and enhance participation of people and PRI members in development activities.

Earlier on Saturday the CM flagged off mobile video vans for Ama Goan, Ama Vikas programme that will move across Odisha to highlight developmental programmes of the state government at the grassroots. Via these Wi-Fi enabled vehicles, people directly talk with the CM.

People can air their grievances to the Chief Minister’s Office and the State Secretariat Chief Secretary’s office through videoconferencing via these Wi-Fi enabled vehicles. State-of-the-art ‘Video Wall’ has been installed in CM’s Office and mobile video conferencing vans launched for facilitating direct communication between people and the State Secretariat

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