Bhubaneswar:24/9/19: In another step towards stimulating economic development and basic civic services in rural areas, Government today approved detail project proposal (DPR) of worth Rs.700 cr for development of nine identified Rurban Clusters under Phase-II and III of Rurban Mission.
The projects were approved in the State Empowered Committee Meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy in Lok Seva Bhawan conference hall today wherein Principal Secretary Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water Deo Ranjan Kumar Singh outlined the financial and administrative issues for discussion.
While giving nod to the projects, Chief Secretary Tripathy directed to do third party assessment of the outcomes of the projects already taken up in Phase-I of the Mission. Chief Secretary further directed to undertake regular orientation and training activities for the BDOs and filed level officers for keeping them abreast with the new initiatives and best practices. Development Commissioner Sri Suresh Chandra Mohapatra directed to institutionalize a coordination mechanism among field functionaries of various departments at ground level for augmenting outcomes of the projects.
The meeting also resolved to recommend more eight clusters to the Ministry of Rural Development for inclusion under the Mission. These proposed clusters included Kalimela in Malkanguri district, Komna under Nuapada district, Kendujhar Sadar, Mohana in Gajpati district, Puri Sadar in Puri district, Danagadi under Jajapur district, Ulunda under Subarnapur district and Dhakauda under Sambalpur district. Integrated Action Plan of around Rs.650 cr was estimated for these proposed clusters.