Koraput:5/2/19: The Odisha government has always prioritised the development of KBK region, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during his visit to Jeypore in Koraput district on Tuesday.
Attending the regional convention of the Biju Yuva Vahini in Jeypore, the Chief Minister announced that three major bridges will be constructed in Koraput.
He said the bridges will be constructed at Girilguma-Duarsuni road on Muran river, Nandapur-Lamatapur-Banamaliput road and on Koraput-Suku road near Kolab river.
On the occasion, the CM inaugurated 31 welfare projects commissioned at a cost of Rs 1136.41 crore. The projects include Telengiri medium irrigation project.
Constructed at a cost of Rs 952.85 crore, the Telengiri project will provide irrigation facilities to 9952 hectares of land in Jeypore and Borigumma blocks during Rabi and Kharif season.
Moreover, the CM laid foundation stones of 94 development projects worth Rs 749 crore in the district.
Besides, Patnaik laid foundation stone for 16 other projects worth Rs 1,097 crore. The projects include construction of two bridges on Bhandari river.
This apart, the CM distributed bicycles to 2520 construction workers, and safety kits to 3000 construction workers, land patta to 975 slum dwellers, forest land patta to 1511 beneficiaries, homestead patta to 2400 beneficiaries, revised Madhu Babu Pension to old and destitute, pump sets to 180 farmers and Rs 25 lakh assistance to Mission Shakti Association of Umerkote block.
The Chief Minister would later leave for Jeypore in Koraput district to inaugurate and lay foundation of various various welfare projects after a public meeting at Umerkote stadium.