Mayurbhanj: 3/2/19:Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik visited Rairangpur in Mayurbhanj district today afternoon and inaugurated several welfare projects along with laying foundation stones for many others.
The Chief Minister departed from Bhubaneswar at around 10 am and arrived at Raisuan at 10.45 am, from where he proceeded to Mahuldiha ground. Patnaik then inaugurated 21 projects worth Rs 45 crore in Rairangpur and Karanjia subdivision and laid foundation stones for 15 projects worth Rs 960.34 crore.
After gifting the people projects worth Rs 1005 crore, the Chief Minister also addressed the Mission Shakti convention and empowered the Self-Help Groups (SHGs).
Addressing the mega convention, the Chief Minister said, “Today, I have inaugurated projects worth Rs 1000 crore in Rairangpur. Are you all happy?” After getting a mass response, the CM said, “I am happy too.”
The Odisha CM also made three major announcements for the people of Rairangpur. “I have decided to expand Rairangpur subdivisional hospital to 100 beds in PPP mode. In addition to that, a stadium will be constructed in Rairangpur for development of sports in the area. An ADM (additional district magistrate) will also be given charge of Rairangpur subdivision alone,” Patnaik announced.
During the convention, Rs 15,000 seed money assistance was provided to 7453 women SHGs and 12 block-level women Mahasanghs were provided with Rs 25 lakh assistance. Rs 3000 was also given to 7467 SHGs for digital empowerment. In total, all SHGs and Mahasanghs of 12 blocks in the district were provided with an assistance of Rs 16 crore.