Bhubaneswar: 10/9/19:A total number of 12,649 projects estimated around Rs 8074 cr have been taken up under District Mineral Fund (DMF) in various districts by end of July 2019.
This was known from a high-level review committee held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy in Lok Seva Bhawan here today.
Reviewing the progress of the projects, Tripathy directed concerned departments to prepare a five-year perspective action plan indicating the projects under DMF and advise the district Trusts to prioritise the works as per their local need. Development Commissioner Suresh Chandra Mohapatra advised the departments to identify the critical gaps in ongoing programmes and plans and reflect those in the perspective plan.
Further, the Chief Secretary directed the departments of Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water, Rural Development, Water Resources and Works to deploy more technical manpower at the ground level through outsourcing for expeditious implementation of the projects. It is pertinent to mention here that the majority of the projects sanctioned under DMF are within the orbit of these departments. Chief Secretary directed to enhance the financial sanctioning power of the Superintending Engineers from Rs 4 cr to Rs 10 cr for quick sanction of the projects.