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Odisha Chief Minister announced a Rs 100 crore package for the development of the ‘Swabhiman Anchal’

Bhubaneswar:17/11/20:Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced a Rs 100 crore package for the all-round development of the ‘Swabhiman Anchal’ in Malakangiri district on Tuesday. He made the announcement following interaction with the locals in the Swabhiman Anchal ( area earlier cut-off from the rest of the state due to Maoist violence) via video conferencing from the State Secretariat.

“For the all-round development of the Swabhiman Anchal, the State government will spend Rs 100 crore which will be utilised for construction roads for better connectivity and electrification in remote areas.  Steps will be taken to ensure better irrigation through deep bore-wells”, the Chief Minister announced.

On the occasion, the government distributed mobile phones to the villagers in the Swabhiman Anchal. Patnaik said three more mobile phone towers would be installed in the area for seamless connectivity and internet access. He said every household will be provided with smartphones.

He also made an appeal to the Maoists cadres to shun violence and join the mainstream.

During the interaction with the people, Patnaik sought feedback from the people regarding their needs so that efforts could be made to improve their living standards.


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